Fake encounter case: Prithpal Virk files appeal challenging sentence

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued notices to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on an appeal filed by SSP,Amritsar,Prithpal Singh Virk.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 4, 2013 2:13:37 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued notices to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on an appeal filed by SSP,Amritsar,Prithpal Singh Virk. Last month,Virk was sentenced to ten years’ rigorous imprisonment by a special CBI Court,Patiala in a fake encounter case.

The CBI Court had also sentenced DSP Shamsher Singh,inspector Balbir Singh,constable Rajinder Singh and Ganda Singh in the case. The case dates back to 1993 when Prithpal Singh Virk,who was posted as SP(D) in Sangrur,arrested footballer Tejinder Singh on false grounds and then sought Rs one lakh in bribe from his family for his release.

Tejinder Singh was killed in a fake encounter when the family failed to pay the bribe sought by Prithpal.

Virk has challenged his sentence stating that he was falsely implicated and had no involvement in the case. The High Court on Wednesday admitted Virk’s appeal and issued notices to the CBI asking it to explain why Virk’s sentence not be suspended.

3 cases of robbery and snatching in city

Three separate incidents of attempt to robbery and snatching took place in the northern part of the city on Tuesday.

In all the three cases,the complainants were unable to note the registration number of the motorcycle. The police is yet to make any arrests.

In one of the incidents which happened at 12.35 pm,Anambike Stoller,a resident of Sector 9,said that two riding a motorcycle,snatched her gold chain near Sector 8.

The other two cases were registered between 8 and 9 pm and the police admits the possibility that the accused in the cases may be the same persons.

In the second case,Ramanand,a resident of Kaimbwala,alleged two occupants of a motorcycle attempted to rob him at the dividing road of Sector 4 and 5. Ramanand was injured and was taken to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH),Sector 16.

In the third case,Raj Kumar,a resident of Mohali,alleged that two persons on a motorcycle attempted to assault him with a sharp-edged weapon at the dividing road of Sector 9 and 10. Raj Kumar sustained minor injures and was rushed to GMSH-16.

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