IGP Paramraj Umranangal arrested by SIT probing Behbal Kalan & Bargari firing

Paramraj Umranangal

The Hush Post| 14:29 pm |one-minute-read

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is probing the Behbal Kalan and Bargari firing incident has made another arrest.
IGP Punjab Paramraj Singh Umranangal was arrested by the SIT from Chandigarh on Monday.

The SIT had summoned him and other senior police officers for questioning on February 13. Other officers who were summoned include IG Jatinder Jain, IG Amar Singh Chahal, SP Paramjit Singh Pannu and SDM Harjit Sandhu.

All these officers were on duty on October 14, 2015. It was on that day that police firing incidents happened at Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan village in Faridkot had taken place.
Two persons protesting against the sacrilege incidents were killed in the police firing at Behbal Kalan.

Umranangal was earlier also questioned by the SIT in November last year. IGP Umranangal had allegedly directed the police officials at Kotkapura to use fire. The allegations are that the cops to disperse the protesters at main chowk of Kotkapura town fired at them.

While the SIT had arrested former SSP Moga Charanjit Sharma last month from his residence in Hoshiarpur. Three other prime accused including SP Bikramjit Singh, inspector Pardeep Singh and Amarjit Singh Kular have been granted anticipatory bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

SIT had claimed that the questioning of these officials could unravel the mystery as to who ordered the police firing.

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