The SIT led with the aid of ADGP LK Yadav grilled the previous CM at the Badal own family’s residence situated in Sector 9, Chandigarh, with principal questions focusing as who ordered the police firing at the Sikh protesters to clear the dharna in Kotkapura in opposition to the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in Bargari. The clash among the police and the protesters had caused injuries to many humans.
Chandigarh : Punjab Police special research group (SIT) probing the Kotkapura police firing case on Wednesday questioned former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal (ninety four) for two-and-half hours at his residence in Chandigarh. Badal turned into the CM while the police firing happened on October 14, 2015.
The SIT led via ADGP LK Yadav grilled the former CM at the Badal family’s house located in Sector nine, Chandigarh, with important questions focusing as who ordered the police firing on the Sikh protesters to clean the dharna in Kotkapura against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in Bargari. The conflict between the police and the protesters had caused injuries to many people.
This isn’t always for the first time that the former CM changed into grilled by the Punjab Police in the case. In 2018, an SIT led via then ADGP Parmod Kumar had also wondered him. Then IG and now AAP MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap turned into additionally part of that SIT and had even crammed a challan in the case. However, the Punjab and Haryana high courtroom quashed the findings of the SIT.
It is learnt that senior Badal was posed extra than 40 questions and he answered to all. Other individuals of the SIT, IG Rakesh Aggarwal and Moga SSP Gulneet Khurana also observed Yadav.
Officials aware about the improvement said Badal turned into specially asked if he had ordered then director trendy of police Sumedh Singh Saini to clear the dharna site the use of force on October 13 night.
The SIT, police sources said, has lately obtained an nameless video that might provide “essential clues” on whether or not the then CM had talked to Saini to clear the dharna website at the intervening night of October thirteen-14, 2015. However, it is not clear if any query related to this video turned into requested to Badal.
“The SIT is likely to ship the video for forensic examination in an afternoon or two. Revelations made in this video may want to show to be important,” said a senior police legit, requesting anonymity.
SAD leaders said the former CM cooperated with the SIT. Badal conveyed to the SIT that he become to be had for their queries in spite of his unwell fitness and the age, however these investigations ought to now not be politically biased, it is learnt.
SIT summons Sukhbir these days
Faridkot: The SIT has summoned former deputy leader minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal to seem before it on October 13 for wondering inside the Kotkapura case.
This is the second one time at some stage in the Aam Aadmi Party regime that Sukhbir may be quizzed in connection with the case and that too inside a month. Earlier, the SIT led by way of ADGP LK Yadav had puzzled Sukhbir on September 14.
Sukhbir has been requested to seem before SIT in Chandigarh in reference to two FIRs registered at the Kotkapura metropolis police station on October 14, 2015, and August 7, 2018.
(With inputs by Parteek Singh Mahal)