Former DGP Sumedh Saini appears before judicial court in Faridkot

Saini is accused in a criminal case registered under various sections of the IPC and Section 25, 27 of the Arms Act at Kotkapura police station

Former DGP Sumedh Saini appears before judicial court in Faridkot

Former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini appears before judicial court in Faridkot on Monday. Tribune Photo

Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 8

Three days after the Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed the arrest of Punjab’s former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini in Kotkapura police firing case, Saini on Monday afternoon appeared before the court of judicial magistrate here.

Saini is accused in a criminal case registered under Section 307, 34, 201, 218, 166A, 120B, 34, 194, 195, 109 of the IPC and Section 25, 27 of the Arms Act at Kotkapura police station, Faridkot.

This case was registered in 2018, over three years after many persons were injured in the police firing on October 14, 2015, in the aftermath of sacrilege incidents at Bargari and Burj Jawahar Singh Wala.

Saini was chargesheeted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab police in this case some time ago and was summoned by the court.

On March 2, the District and Sessions Judge Faridkot had denied anticipatory bail to the former DGP. In appeal to this order, Saini had approached the High Court.

Saini is facing two criminal cases here. These cases relate to police firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura of October 2015 here.

Earlier on March 1, the Punjab and Haryana High court had accepted Saini’s anticipatory bail in Behbal Kalan police firing case.

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