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Cops slap another section against Trust chairman

In what appears to be more trouble ahead for the chairman of Gurdwara Santsar trust,Baba Swaroop Singh,the police have slapped Section 114 of the Indian Penal Code against him for the violence and shooting that took place in the Sector-38 gurdwara on January 30.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 18, 2009 5:05 am

In what appears to be more trouble ahead for the chairman of Gurdwara Santsar trust,Baba Swaroop Singh,the police have slapped Section 114 of the Indian Penal Code against him for the violence and shooting that took place in the Sector-38 gurdwara on January 30.

Sources with the police said that after going through various pieces of evidence like video,pictures and statements of eyewitnesses,they added the section against Swaroop Singh.

“Swaroop Singh was an abettor and he was present on the spot when the violence was taking place. He is deemed to have committed the violence according to the section of the IPC,” said a senior police officer.

Senior Superintendent of Police S S Srivastava confirmed the addition of the section against Swaroop Singh and said,“After going through various evidences and statements,we decided to add the section.”

Swaroop already faces charges under Sections 307,147,148,149,332,333 and 353 of the IPC along with Sections 25,54,and 59 of the Arms Act.

The police also arrested two persons — Jatinder Singh and Amrik Singh — in the case today for their alleged involvement in the incident.

The MC anti-encroachment drive in the gurdwara in Sector 38 went awry two weeks ago with the gurdwara inmates resisting the demolition move.

The violence that followed left six persons injured including ADC I S Sandhu.

What is Section 114?
Abettor present when offence is committed. Whenever any person,who is absent would be liable to be punished as an abettor,is present when the act or offence for which he would be punishable in consequence of the abetment is committed,he shall be deemed to have committed such act or offence.

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