A day after the family members of slain lawyer and national-level shooter Sukhmanpreet ‘Sippy’ Sidhu submitted a representation to the Chief Justice’s office at Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging “interference” by a woman judge in the probe, they alleged that the husband of the judge and a relative came to their house and threatened Sippy over his alleged refusal to marry their daughter. The family members also alleged that the daughter of the judge had been putting pressure on Sippy to marry her.
Deepinder Kaur, mother of Sippy Sidhu, told Chandigarh Newsline, “We told the police that the judge’s husband and a relative of theirs had threatened Sippy, following which I told him to remain cautious. The judge’s daughter also came to our house in August and asked Sippy whether he would marry her. We suspect that he was murdered due to his refusal to marry the girl. The police probe will reveal the true culprit.”
Sippy’s younger brother Jippy also said that they would soon approach the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and Union Law Minister for speedy probe in the case.
Meanwhile, the family also said that they approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association for helping them. Jippy Sidhu said that they had given a representation to the president of the bar association.
Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association president Harpreet Singh Brar, when contacted, said, “The Bar Association is in touch with the Chandigarh SSP in the case. He has assured us that the case would be cracked soon.
Earlier also we had written to the Chandigarh police and they had constituted an SIT in the case.” Brar confirmed that he had received a representation from Sippy Sidhu’s family members on Wednesday.