Two retired cops get life time period in ’92 Amritsar pretend encounter case


Mohali: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) courtroom in Mohali on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to 2 retired police officers for killing 4 individuals within the 1992 Amritsar pretend encounter. The courtroom additionally imposed a wonderful of 2 lakh every on the accused and likewise awarded compensation of 1 lakh every to 3 sufferer households from this quantity.

The duo — Tarsem Lal (now 85), then sub-inspector, CIA, Majitha in Amritsar, and CIA inspector Kishan Singh (now 75), who was further SHO then — have been despatched to the Patiala jail on Thursday. The primary accused and the then Mehta police station SHO Rajinder Singh died in the course of the trial.

On August 12, CBI particular decide Rakesh Kumar Gupta convicted them underneath Sections 302 (homicide), 201 (inflicting disappearance of proof of offence), 218 (the offence of public servant framing incorrect report or writing with intent to avoid wasting an individual from punishment or property from forfeiture) and Part 34 (acts executed by a number of individuals in furtherance of frequent intention).

The victims have been recognized as Sahib Singh, Dalbir Singh, alias Kala, Balwinder Singh and Balwant Singh, all residents of varied villages in Amritsar.

Case registered in 1997

Following the criticism of Sahib Singh’s father Kahan Singh, the CBI registered the case on February 28, 1997, and chargesheeted all three accused for the offence punishable underneath Sections 302, 201 and 218 of the Indian Penal Code, learn with Part 34 and the challan was offered on February 1, 1999. The proof was recorded until October 20, 2006, however thereafter, the case was stayed by the upper courts. Later, the case was reverted to the CBI courtroom in Mohali.

CBI public prosecutor Ashok Ok Baghoria mentioned justice has been executed with the victims’ household and culprits are behind the bars.

An extended battle, however justice lastly prevailed: Victims’ kin

“It was a protracted battle, however justice lastly prevailed,” mentioned Sartaj Singh, brother of sufferer Sahib Singh. “My father died preventing for justice, however we’re glad now,” he added.

“My brother was simply 22 at the moment. He had executed his intermediate and was a budding hockey participant. He needed to affix the Punjab Police. We relocated to Madhya Pradesh after the police began harassing our household. My father died in an accident in 2007,” mentioned Sartaj.

Shamsher Singh, nephew of one other sufferer Balwinder Singh mentioned: “My uncle was 22 and acquired married six months earlier than the encounter. He was a baptized Sikh and used to go to gurdwara day-after-day. However cops filed round 300 pretend circumstances towards him.”

“After the incident, my household was utterly shattered. My grandparents died ready for justice, however now we’re glad that the accused will die in jail. My grandfather turned mentally unstable as a result of cold-blooded homicide of my uncle,” he mentioned.


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