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Ex-cop arrested for threatening witness in Multani case

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Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 28

The police have arrested one of the two retired Chandigarh Police officials who have been booked for intimidating former Punjab cop Gurmeet Singh Pinki, a witness in the Multani disappearance case.

On the complaint of Pinki, a case has been registered against the retired cops — Anokh Singh and Jagir Singh — under Sections 195A (threatening any person to give false evidence) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of the IPC at the Sadar Kharar police station.

Sent to two-day police custody

  • Retired cop Anokh Singh was arrested on Tuesday and was produced in a local court, which sent him to two-day police custody.
  • Former police officer Gurmeet Singh Pinki said recently, Anokh Singh had visited him at his pig farm near Landran. Anokh Singh told him that he also wanted to set up a similar farm.
  • While they were having a discussion, Anokh Singh started recording the conversation on his phone. Later, he forwarded the recording to a mediaperson.

Anokh Singh was arrested today. He was produced in a local court and sent to two-day police custody.

According to sources, Anokh Singh had applied for bail which was rejected due to some technical reasons. Pinki said recently, Anokh Singh had visited him at his pig farm near Landran. Anokh Singh told him that he also wanted to set up a similar farm.

While they were having a discussion, Anokh Singh started recording the conversation on his phone. Later, he forwarded the recording to a mediaperson. Pinki claimed that Anokh Singh and Jagir Singh then started threatening him that he would have to face consequences if he did not deviate from his testimony against former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, who is an accused in the case.

Following the threats, Pinki lodged a complaint with the police. After preliminary investigation, the police registered a case against Anokh Singh and Jagir Singh.

No police official was ready to comment officially on the matter.

Notably, a Mohali court, while granting anticipatory bail to four former UT police inspectors facing charges along with Saini in the case, had explicitly directed them not to intimidate the complainant, witness or anyone else during the bail period.



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