In an embarrassment to Chandigarh Police, the murder case of national-level shooter Sukhmanpreet Singh alias Sippy Sidhu has been transferred to CBI on the recommendation of Punjab and Haryana Governor Kaptaan Singh Solanki.
On Friday, the investigating officer (IO) of the case and Sector 26 SHO Poonam Dilawari and the public prosecutor appeared in a local court to file their reply to the application moved by the police to seek permission for the brain mapping test of the daughter of a Punjab and Haryana High Court judge. But the IO and the public prosecutor informed the court that the case was transferred to the CBI. After this, the judge fixed February 12 as the next date to decide on the application.
Sippy’s younger brother Jippy Sidhu and mother Deepinder Kaur appeared in the court but no counsel appeared in court on behalf of the judge’s daughter. Welcoming the move, the family members of Sippy said that they were now hopeful of getting justice. Sippy was shot dead in a park in Sector 27 on September 20. His family had alleged the role of the judge’s daughter in the murder.