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Bhai Harpal Singh is also named in Lilli’s murder case

January 22, 2011 | By

Mansa (January 21, 2011): Addressing a press conference over here, Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema, Secretary General of SAD (Panch Pardhani) revealed that even his name was also mentioned in charge-sheet filed by police in Lilli Kumar’s murder case. He said that holding him accused in this case, the police claimed that it was yet to collect evidences against him.

“All this is being done to target the leadership of Panch Pardhani in wake of upcoming SGPC election” he claimed.

The facts of the case are that the deceased Lilli Kumar (Resident of Mandran Village, Mansa) was a follower of Dera Sacha Suada (Sirsa), and was a Patwari, (Revenue Officer). As per FIR filed on the basis of complaint filed by Bali Singh, brother of Lilli Kumar and eyewitness to the murder of the deceased, on 28 July, 2008; Dr. Chhinda, Daljeet Taini and Mithu Singh (all of Mandran Village), along with one unidentified person, killed his brother in front of his eyes while he and the deceased were returning from the Mansa court. As per FIR there was enmity between the named accused persons and the deceased and the deceased had filed a complaint under section 307 IPC (attempt to murder). It is interesting to note that the police after making arrest of all the three named persons, got them discharged from the court, and made additions to the FIR on the basis of its’ “investigations”. It arrested some workers of SAD (Panch Pardhani) and on their alleged disclosure statements, made in police custody, arrested Prof. Gurbir Singh (Gen. Sec. of Panch Pardhani); and upon his alleged disclosure statement made in police custody arrested Bhai Daljeet Singh Bittu, Chairman of SAD (Panch Pardhani). It first registered the case under 302 IPC and 24/54/59 of Arms Act but latter added 120-B IPC (Criminal Conspiracy) to link Professor Gurbir Singh and Bhai Daljeet Singh to this case. Later another addition was made, and various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 were inserted, as the police claimed that Daljeet Singh Bittu and others had hatched a conspiracy to kill Lilli Kumar, and by doing so they wanted to threaten the security and integrity of the country.

When case went for trial Bali Singh stood by his first statement, on the basis of which FIR was registered, and deposed in the court that police was pressurising him to falsely depose against Bhai Daljeet Singh Bittu and others.

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