CHANDIGARH, SEPTEMBER 28: The Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan firing incidents has included the names of former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and suspended IG Paramraj Singh Umranangal as accused in the 2015 case. The firing incident claimed lives two innocent people.
According to reports, the SIT headed by IG Kunwar Partap Singh on Monday submitted the names of Saini and Umranangal as accused in the Faridkot court where the case is being heard.
The SIT has asked the police to make both police officers as accused in the FIR, as per the report received at Bajakhana police station in Faridkot on Monday.
On the basis of documentary evidence and the statement of witnesses, both police officers had been found prima facie guilty in this case, claimed the SIT.
As per the SIT investigations, when the firing took place in Behbal Kalan on 14.10.2015 on innocent protestors siting peacefully on dharna after a series of incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib Ji at Bargari and other places, the police team responsible for the firing hatched a conspiracy theory of self-defence. They fabricated evidence by creating fake bullet marks on the pilot gypsy of then Moga SSP, Charanjit Singh Sharma, to support their self-defence theory.
Further, Sharma’s driver Gurnam Singh, who was driving the escort vehicle, has confirmed that no shot was fired on his Maruti Gypsy, according to SIT.
On 14th October 2015, two protesters died in a police firing at Behbal Kalan and on October 21, an FIR was registered at Bajakhana police station in Faridkot under Section 302, 307, 34 of the IPC and Section 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.
Both Saini and Umranangal are already accused in the Kotkapura firing incident.
Sumedh Singh Saini was serving as DGP when these incidents happened.
Former SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma, two SP rank police officers and many other police officials were already named as accused in this case.