November 15, 2019 9:31:04 pm
In order to track an accused, the Chandigarh Police have written to the UT Administration to further seek details from the Ministry of External Affairs to provide a list of the Indians who have gone to foreign countries and returned back in the last 15 years.
The application was written by the Chandigarh Police to the Principal Secretary Home, Chandigarh Administration, following an order of the district Court, which sought status report on submissions given to the Police for tracking Jashandeep Singh, who has been accused of impersonating in a case of kidnapping and outraging modesty of a woman in 1999, and later getting acquitted from the charges in 2007.
The Court of ADJ, Gagan Geet Kaur, had directed the Chandigarh Police on October 16 to comply with the suggestions made in October 2018, and submit the report on November 14.
The Chandigarh Police, thus, Thursday submitted a compliance report in the court which mentioned that they have sent a request to the Principal secretary, Home, Chandigarh Administration, to get the details of the Indian Nationals, who have become the naturalised citizens of the United Kingdom from year 2001 to 2015, and to get a list in electronic format of all the Indian Nationals, who have gone to foreign countries and and returned from abroad from 2001 to 2015, and also the call details of the father of the accused, Balwant Singh and his details as whenever he had gone to UK embassy for getting visa to UK from 2001 to 2018.
The Chandigarh Police had thus requested the Chandigarh Administration to take up the matter with the British High Commission, Delhi, and with the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, to get the requisite information at the earliest.
The case dates back to April 1999, when four persons, Jashandeep Singh, Harkamal Deep Singh, Devinder Pal Singh and Sumeet Singh, were booked on the complaint of a woman who alleged that on the night intervening April 10 and April 11, the accused met her and forcibly separated the two women in two cars after showing a revolver. The victims somehow managed to escape, rushed to a police station and gave a complaint. Acting on the complaint, the police team then arrested the four accused under relevant sections of the IPC and under the Arms Act. In 2007, they were acquitted after the prosecution failed to prove charges against them.
However, in 2013, the petitioner Hirday Pal Singh had moved the application through his counsel Advocate Kuldeep Singh Ahluwalia alleging that Jashandeep Singh was not in the country during the trial of the case in 2007 and the accused might have even been out of the country during the entire period of the trial.
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