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Former cop Pinki records statement in ex-DGP case

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Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 23

The problems of former Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini are likely to increase as former police officer Gurmeet Singh Pinki today recorded his statement before a special investigation team (SIT) in the abduction and disappearance case of Balwant Singh Multani in 1991.

According to information, Pinki arrived at the Mataur police station at 10 am and left after being questioned by the SIT for three hours. The SIT asked him as to how he met Saini, his proximity to the then SSP, Chandigarh, and his revelation that Balwant Singh Multani, a junior engineer with the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation (CITCO), had allegedly died due to torture in custody.

However, the police had claimed that Multani had escaped from the custody of the Qadian police in 1991. Since then, his whereabouts were not known.

Pinki had made disclosures in a magazine in 2015 and on that basis, Palwinder Singh Multani, brother of victim Balwant Singh Multani, had filed a complaint against Saini in Mohali on May 6.

A 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 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

SIT head Harmandeep Singh Hans refused to divulge details about the investigation.

from The Tribune

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