Ex-DGP Sumedh Singh Saini granted anticipatory bail in abduction case

Sumedh Singh Saini

The Hush Post| 18:32 pm|one-minute-read|

A local court has granted anticipatory bail to former DGP Punjab, Sumedh Singh Saini on Monday.

Saini faces charges in a case of abduction of the son of a former IAS officer.

Himmat Singh Deol , who argued the case for Saini, said the former supercop would extend his cooperation to the police for investigations.

Pardeep Virk, counsel for complainant Palwinder Singh Multani, said they would decided their next course of action only after they get a copy of the court’s order.

Sumedh Singh Saini had filed an application for anticipatory bail last Friday.  He and seven other policemen were booked for the abduction, torture and stage-managed elimination of Balwant Singh Multani.

Multani was the son of former IAS officer Darshan Singh Multani.

Saini and the others were booked under sections 364 (kidnapping or abduction in order to murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 344 (wrongful confinement), 330 (voluntarily causing hurt to exhort confession) and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) on the basis of a complaint by Balwant Multani’s brother Palwinder Singh Multani on Wednesday evening.

Palwainder Singh Multani claims the cops abducted, tortured and killed his brother in police custody.

The victim Balwant Singh Multani was accused of carrying out an attack on Saini in 1991. Saini was the Senior Superintendent of Police Chandigarh then.

He was booked along with Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar — a convict in the Delhi bomb blast case — and two others. But the police later claimed Balwant escaped from the custody of Qadian (Gurdaspur) police.

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