Behbal firing: Victim’s kin against SIT move to pardon accused - ECAS Punjab

Behbal firing: Victim’s kin against SIT move to pardon accused

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Tribune News Service

Faridkot, September 9

A week after the special investigation team (SIT) probing the Behbal Kalan and Bargari firing incidents approached the court of the District and Sessions Judge, Faridkot, making a request for pardon to a prime accused, the brother of the one of the deceased today demanded that the court should not accept the SIT's demand.

In an application moved in the court on September 2, the SIT had urged the court that Pardeep Singh, a police inspector and prime accused in the police firing incident of October 14, 2015, in which two persons were killed at Behbal Kalan, be granted pardon as he wanted to turn an approver in the case.

Opposing the SIT, Resham Singh, brother of deceased Krishan Bhagwan Singh, approached the court, saying there was enough evidence on record that accused Pardeep Singh had played a major role in the police firing incident.

After Pardeep Singh started slapping and abusing peaceful protesters on October 14, 2015, the situation went out of control which resulted in the police firing indiscriminately on the protesters, killing two and injuring many, alleged Resham Singh.

Granting a pardon to a main culprit to make him an approver when the SIT had many eyewitnesses to prove its case in the court was illogical, Resham Singh said.

from The Tribune

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