Former Punjab DGP Saini gets huge relief from Supreme Court, ban on arrest

The Supreme Court has stayed the arrest of Sumedh Singh Saini, former DGP of Punjab, in the kidnapping and murder of the IAS son.

15th September, 2020

Former Punjab Police DGP Sumedh Singh Saini has received a major relief from the Supreme Court in the case of kidnapping and murder of IAS son Balwant Singh Multani. The court has stayed the arrest of Saini. However, Saini has been asked to cooperate in the investigation. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Punjab government on Saini's anticipatory bail application and sought an answer.

Let me tell you, the High Court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of ​​Sumedh Singh Saini, who is absconding in the case. At the same time, the Mohali court had issued non-bailable warrants for Saini's arrest last week after dismissing Saini's anticipatory bail plea on September 1. Many teams of Punjab Police were conducting raids in Delhi and Himachal Pradesh apart from Punjab and Chandigarh in search of Saini, but he did not come to the hands of the police.

Significantly, the Punjab government had filed a caveat petition in the Supreme Court only last week. In this petition, before giving any relief to Saini, the Supreme Court has also demanded to hear the favor of the Punjab government. At the same time, the High Court rejected Saini's plea, saying that Saini needs to be detained in order to solve the case of the kidnapping and murder case of about 30 years old. After so many years, when the investigating agency has shown the courage to investigate against its former chief, it is necessary to take the existing evidence to the trial court. Saini is likely to influence the investigation and trial. The court had said that the cases which were buried for years before due to political or other reasons, have been exposed to very serious crimes.

Z-plus security personnel were suspected of telling Saini's whereabouts

Sumedh Singh Saini was trying to get relief by applying his anticipatory bail in the Supreme Court where he went underground to avoid his arrest. At the same time, according to sources, Saini had left the guards posted in his Z Plus security because he had suspected that his own security personnel were weaving nets inside for arrest and they were raiding the SIT about their secret hideouts. can give. So Saini had earlier sent more than half of the staff back to Karnal on 12 August on their way to Delhi. On 22 August, several police officers, including their driver, including Security Incharge Inspector Paramjit Singh, were also sent back to Chandigarh.

After this, no one in the security staff knows about Sumedh Saini's whereabouts. Saini was present at his Panchsheel Park home in Delhi with his Z Plus security till 22 August, but as soon as Saini came to know of pasting a notice outside his Chandigarh home to nominate him as the main accused in the case, he Since then, Saini had started worrying about his arrest.

The 26 police officers who were questioned by the SIT in the Saini case include three inspector-level officers, four sub-inspectors, six assistant sub-inspectors, 10 constables and three constable-level employees. It is worth mentioning here that in the said security there were also those accused, who have not only worked with Jagir Singh and Kuldeep Singh, who have become government witnesses against Saini, but have also been their good friends, so Saini was scared that her If security guards can cheat on them, they give up their Z Plus security.

SIT has conducted raids in Delhi and Mandi

According to sources, the SIT has once again raided his native village Khuda Karala (Hoshiarpur), along with Sohana, in Chandigarh, Delhi and Mandi in search of Saini. But nothing hit his hand and neither did Saini surrender. SP Harman Hans, who is heading the SIT, said Saini's business friend's house and other locations were also raided, but no clue was found about him. The officer involved in the SIT said that after the release of Saini's arrest warrant, now a common citizen can also hold the accused and hand them over to the police or court. The police had also appealed to people to share information about Saini's hideouts, seeking their cooperation.

Category: India


Reported by:
Pankaj Prasad