Punjab CM rejects ex-DGP Saini’s vendetta charge

The spokesperson said the complainant had cited the Supreme Court order of December 7, 2011 that it was “open to the applicants who had filed the petitions under Section 482 of the CrPC to take recourse to fresh proceedings, if permissible in law”.
Sumedh Singh Saini
Former Punjab Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini

Chandigarh, May 7 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh rejected, here on Thursday, former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini’s allegation of political motivation in the filling of a first information report (FIR) against him in a kidnapping case of 1991.

There was no question of political interference, said the Chief Minister, asserting the law would take its course in the matter.

A police spokesperson said the case against Saini, in the matter of disappearance of Balwant Singh Multani, was filed on the basis of a fresh application by the victim’s brother Palwinder Singh Multani, a resident of Jalandhar.

Based on Multani’s complaint, the case was registered under Sections 364 (kidnapping or abduction in order to murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 344 (wrongful confinement), 330 (voluntarily causing hurt to exhort confession) and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) in Mohali on Wednesday.

The fresh complaint was received by the police on Tuesday.

The spokesperson said the complainant had cited the Supreme Court order of December 7, 2011 that it was “open to the applicants who had filed the petitions under Section 482 of the CrPC to take recourse to fresh proceedings, if permissible in law”.

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