‘Unwell’ Sumedh Saini fails to join probe

‘Unwell’ Sumedh Saini fails to join probe

Cops deployed outside Matore police station in Mohali, where ex-DGP Sumedh Singh Saini was expected to join the SIT probe. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 23

Former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini today failed to join the investigation into the Balwant Singh Multani abduction and murder case despite the Supreme Court’s directions.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) waited for Saini for two hours at the Mataur police station in Mohali, which had turned into fortress with the heavy deployment of police personnel and the restriction on entry of the public.

Ex-dgp seeks more time Former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, through his counsel, has sought a few more days to appear before the SIT on account of a fluctuating blood pressure and Covid-19 symptoms

However, the counsel for Saini, Ramanpreet Sandhu, in a letter to Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta and SIT members, said the former top cop was suffering from a fluctuating blood pressure and flu/Covid-19 symptoms and urged for granting a reasonable time of a few days to appear before the SIT. Sandhu requested that at the time of interrogation a well-equipped medical team may also be present.

He further said as Saini was high on the hit list of terrorists and that the FIR in question originated from a car bomb attack on him, so adequate arrangements be made to prevent attack, bodily harm, etc., from terrorists. He said Saini was ready to fully cooperate with the investigation team.

The former DGP was given relief by the Supreme Court on September 15 through interim stay on his arrest and directed him to cooperate and join investigations.

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