Read Order: MANJIT KAUR V/S STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS

LE Staff

Chandigarh, August 26, 2021: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Moga, to register an FIR against SI Karamjit Singh, ASI Jaswant Rai, Gunman Pawan Kumar and one lady police official, found to be guilty of having illegally detained a man and a woman, under appropriate provisions of law.

A Bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi has also ordered to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) of police officers/officials from other police station/sub-division for the investigation of the case.

By an earlier order dated March 9 ,2021, the District and Sessions Judge, Moga was directed to conduct an inquiry into allegations of illegal detention of Shinda Singh and Paramjit Kaur and malafides made against the respondents after hearing the parties, giving them opportunity to file replies and taking such material evidence as may be produced by the parties before him. 

The District and Sessions Judge was also directed to submit his report within one month from the date of appearance of the parties before him.

In the Report, it was submitted that the aforementioned officials were guilty of illegal detention of Shinda Singh and Paramjit Kaur.

Thus, in view of this report, the bench has directed a SIT probe and has also asked that the Compliance report regarding registration of the FIR be filed in the Registry before September 3, 2021. The case has also been ordered be listed on that date and be shown in the list of urgent cases.

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