Ranjit Singh report challenged in HC

Category : Punjab News
Updated On : September 13, 2018 10:02 PM
By Indian Times Daily

Weeks after Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) Commission’s report on incidents of sacrilege in Punjab was placed before the Vidhan Sabha, former SSP Charanjit Singh and two other police officers have moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The petitioners have submitted that the Commission, in its report date June 30, had indicted them. The Commission held that the police firing (in Faridkot district in October 2015) was unprovoked and uncalled-for.

“It is submitted that the report of the Commission not only suffers from violation of the provisions of the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952, but is also against the evidence on record,” the petitioners added.

The petitioners, through counsel SPS Sidhu and Amandeep Singh Talwar, stated that after the 2017 Assembly elections and the change of guard in the state, the earlier inquiry officer was removed without assigning any reason. He was replaced by Justice Ranjit Singh (retd), who was appointed through a notification dated April 14, 2017.

The petition has been placed before the Bench of Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain of the High Court and will come up for a preliminary hearing on Thursday morning.

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