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No clean chit given to anyone in Kotkapura, Behbal Kalan police firing case: SIT

Chandigarh April 28, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Behbal Kalan firing case has categorically rejected the media reports, claiming clean chit to some persons, pointing out that only a single challan filed by it against one accused had been selectively taken into consideration to come to erroneous conclusions.

A spokesperson of Punjab Police said the case was still under investigation, with many aspects yet to be probed. There was no question of giving a clean chit to anyone till the completion of the investigations, said the spokesperson.

The 792-page challan submitted in Faridkot court and cited in the media reports was against only one accused i.e. former SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma. The challan was based on strong evidence, with investigation against him on other aspects still in progress, said the spokesperson, adding that after the completion of the investigation, a supplementary challan/(s) shall be presented in the court against all those found guilty as per law, including Charanjit Sharma.

The fact that investigations were still going on precluded the possibility of clean chit being given to anyone, said the spokesperson. A single document presented as challan based on partial investigation could not be taken as evidence for giving clean chit to those not mentioned in the challan, he added.

Pointing out that the said media reports had themselves mentioned that SIT was yet to file challan against at least three other named in the FIR, namely SP Bikramjeet Singh, Pradeep Kumar and Amarjit Singh, the spokesperson said it was quite obvious that the challan filed so far was based on limited investigation conducted so far.

The spokesperson made it clear that action would be taken in accordance with law against anyone found guilty in the 2015 case.

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