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Posted at: May 17, 2018, 2:11 AM; last updated: May 17, 2018, 2:11 AM (IST)

Langah framed Gurdaspur man in drugs case: Panel

Justice Gill for scrapping 21 false FIRs
Langah framed Gurdaspur man in drugs case: Panel
Justice Mehtab Singh Gill (retd) hands over the 7th interim report on false cases to CM Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 16

Justice Mehtab Singh Gill Commission, probing political vendetta cases, has recommended action against former minister Sucha Singh Langah and the then SHO for foisting a false NDPS case against Sandeep Kumar of Gurdaspur.

In its 7th interim report submitted to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday, the commission recommended action in 21 cases where it was found that false FIRs were registered by the SAD- BJP alliance to intimidate opponents.

The commission also found that 10 false cases had been registered against AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira in Kapurthala district, the highest in the state, under various sections of the IPC. Similar cases had also been registered against Sikh preacher BS Daduwal in Gurdaspur. A perusal of the report also shows that a false case was registered by the Vigilance Bureau against Vijay Syal, who had challaned a bus of Orbit Transport in Sangrur.

Other cases recommended for cancellation were against Lok Insaaf Party leader Simarjit Singh Bains and SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh Mann.

The report recommends cancellation of 158 frivolous complaints out of 179 cases examined in this round.

Of 4,213 complaints received, the commission has dealt with 1,074 cases, of which 746 have been dismissed, while action has been recommended on 328 complaints.

A spokesperson said disciplinary action against erring police officers/officials, including registration of FIR under Section 58 of the NDPS Act and Sections 193 and 195 (giving/fabrication false evidence) of the IPC has been recommended.

Similarly, adequate monetary compensation to the accused too has been ordered which would be to be recovered from the erring cops.

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