Supreme Court to hear Sumedh Saini’s bail plea today - ECAS Punjab

Supreme Court to hear Sumedh Saini’s bail plea today

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New Delhi, September 14

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday take up an anticipatory bail plea filed by former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, an accused in the 1991 Balwant Singh Multani kidnapping and murder case.

Saini's petition is listed for hearing before a three-judge Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice R Subhas Reddy and Justice MR Shah.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi is likely to appear for Saini who had moved the SC last week to avoid his imminent arrest. Police have been conducting raids on various hideouts to nab him.

Saini has challenged the Punjab and Haryana High Court's September 7 order dismissing his anticipatory bail plea in the case.

The Punjab Police have also filed a caveat to pre-empt Saini from getting any ex parte relief from the top court. If he doesn't get relief from the top court, he will have to surrender.

Multani was allegedly picked up by the police in December 1991 after a terror attack on Saini that left three policemen dead. Saini was injured in the attack. Saini's troubles started in May when he was booked at a Mohali police station along with six others for the alleged kidnapping of Multani in 1991. Murder charge was added in August after two of the accused policemen spilled the beans.

Saini is also facing trial in a Special CBI court in Delhi along with three others for alleged abduction of automobile businessman Vinod Kumar, his brother-in-law Ashok Kumar and their driver Mukhtiyar Singh. — TNS

from The Tribune

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