Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal not to appear before SIT on June 16, says his party
The SIT had summoned the 93-year-old Akali chief, asking him to appear before it with “relevant records” at a resthouse in Mohali.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will not appear before the particular investigation staff (SIT), probing the 2015 Kotkapura police firing incident, on June 16 due to well being causes, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Daljit Singh Cheema mentioned on Monday.
The SIT had summoned the 93-year-old Akali chief, asking him to appear before it with “relevant records” on Wednesday at a resthouse in Mohali.
Mr. Cheema mentioned Mr. Badal had a check-up at AIIMS-Bathinda and he would not have the ability to appear before the SIT due to well being causes.
“It is not possible (to appear) on June 16 due to medical reasons. When his condition improves, he will definitely cooperate with the SIT,” he mentioned.
A written communication from Mr. Badal’s aspect on this regard might be despatched to the SIT, mentioned the Shiromani Akali Dal spokesperson.
Mr. Badal was the chief minister when the sacrilege and subsequent police firing incidents passed off in Faridkot in 2015.
The Punjab authorities had fashioned the brand new SIT led by Additional Director General of Police L K Yadav to probe the Kotkapura police firing incident following the instructions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The new SIT is investigating the 2 FIRs registered on October 14, 2015 and August 7, 2018 in reference to the Kotkapura incident.
The excessive courtroom had on April 9 this 12 months quashed a report by an earlier Punjab Police SIT into the firing at folks protesting in Kotkapura in 2015 over the alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in Faridkot district.
The courtroom had then directed the state authorities to arrange a brand new SIT with out Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, an Indian Police Service officer who was a part of the sooner staff. Singh took voluntary retirement after the courtroom order.
Police had additionally opened fireplace at an analogous demonstration in Behbal Kalan, additionally in Faridkot, the place two folks have been killed. A separate probe is underway in that case.
Mr. Badal had been questioned in 2018 by the earlier SIT probing the matter. He had then mentioned the SIT probe was “politically motivated” and an try to defame him.