To ensure that she is not unseated according to the provisions of The Representation of People Act,Bibi Jagir Kaur on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging her conviction.
The court admitted the appeal wherein she has challenged the five year sentence awarded to her on charges of forcing her daughter Harpreet to undergo abortion after getting her abducted.
He counsel,R S Cheema stated that the lower court (Patiala Court) erred in placing reliance on the prosecution case and in returning a finding of guilt on the basis of shaky evidence. The appeal stated that independent witness was not examined and those examined neither supported the version of the prosecution,nor corroborated it.
Jagir Kaur further submitted that the prosecution miserably failed to prove the fact that Harpreet was pregnant at any point of time. Prosecution witness Dr Jyoti Rana was neither registered with Indian Medical Association,nor with Medical Council of Punjab. She was stated to be practicing at Chandigarh,but failed to produce any certificate.
Convicting her and the co-accused in the case,a Patiala court on March 30,had ruled that the prosecution has been able to prove that the accused Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi,Paramjit Singh Raipur and Nishan Singh abducted Harpreet Kaur,who was a major,by deceitful means.