Kotkapura firing: Ex-Akali MLA, 4 police officers, SHO named in 2nd chargesheet

The Hush Post| 04:30pm| 1-min-read
A second chargesheet has been filed against six persons, including former Akali MLA Mantar Singh Brar, in the Kotkapura case. Inspector General (IG) Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, who is a member of the special investigation team (SIT) probing the 2015 police firing cases, presented the chargesheet on Thursday.
The 68-page chargesheet contains additional evidence, including call details of the accused, according to a report in The Hindustan Times. The SIT also submitted the prosecution sanction granted by the Punjab Home Affairs and Justice Department to prosecute four police officers, including suspended IG Paramraj Singh Umranangal, former Moga SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma, ADCP Paramjit Singh Pannu, then DSP Kotkapura Baljit Singh, and then Kotkapura SHO Gurdeep Singh Pandher.
The first chargesheet filed in the Kotkapura firing case on May 27 said that incidents of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib were “a pre-planned handiwork of then deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, then Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini and Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda”.
The chargesheet mentioned that ADCP Paramjit Singh Pannu was specially called by then Ludhiana commissioner Umranangal to Kotkapura to execute his pre-determined plan of action to use force at Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan.
The SIT claimed that Umranangal was working as in-charge of the force and was receiving directions directly from DGP Saini.
Then Kotkapura DSP and SHO have been charged with distorting and fabricating records.
The police action on protesters, according to the SIT, was an outcome of the conspiracy between high-profile politicians and police officers of senior rank in connivance with the head of Dera Sacha Sauda and his followers.

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