Temporary relief for Sumedh Saini from Punjab and Haryana High Court

The court directed Punjab government to give him a week’s time before arrest, if a case is made out against him

The Hush Post| 12:55pm|1-min-read

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday gave interim relief to former Punjab top cop DGP Sumedh Singh Saini. The court directed the Punjab government to give a week’s notice to Saini in case the police proposes to arrest him, if any case is made out against him.

Saini had moved the High Court in light of Justice (retd) Ranjit Singh Commission’s findings concerning him. The commission looked into the acts of omission and commission committed by the police in the Bargari sacrilege row.

The Bench of Justice GS Gill also issued notice to the state government on Saini’s plea that if any case is made out against him,  the case be handed over to the CBI. November 28 is the next date of hearing when the government will file reply to the notice.

The Ranjit Singh commission was set up by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in April 2017 under Justice Ranjit Singh (retd). 

Two persons were killed in police firing on protesters in Behbal Kalan. The sacrilege incident triggered a statewide protest after torn pages of the ‘bir’ were found scattered in front of a gurdwara at Bargari village on October 12, 2015.

The sacrilege incidents had led to outrage among the Sikh community in Punjab. The Badals had to replace Saini with his bete noire Suresh Arora in October 2015.



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