Punjab IG: Police to HC: Suspended Punjab IG, 2 other cops booked in fake encounter | India News

CHANDIGARH: Suspended inspector-general Paramraj Singh Umranangal and two other policemen in Punjab have been booked in a nearly 30-year-old case of fake encounter of a man from Gurdaspur district, according to the final report submitted by the special investigation team (SIT) before the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Gurpreet Deo, special DGP and head of the high-court constituted SIT, filed an affidavit before the high court on Friday stating that investigations revealed the 1994 encounter in which Sukhpal Singh of Kala Afghana village was killed, was “stage-managed and the FIR was registered by falsifying facts”.
Two other cops booked alongside Umranangal are Jaspal Singh, then DSP of Morinda, and ASI Gurdev Singh, then in-charge of Lutheri police post (now deceased). The charges against the cops are mainly fabrication of evidence.
In its detailed affidavit, the SIT said that investigations in the FIR filed on July 29, 1994, under IPC, Arms Act and Tada revealed that the case was registered on false grounds by the officers involved.
The HC is hearing a petition filed by Sukhpal Singh’s wife Dalbir Kaur and father Jagir Singh, who have alleged that police killed Sukhpal and claimed that they had eliminated terrorist Gurnam Singh Bandala alias Neela Tara in the said encounter.

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