The Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave two months time to Punjab Police to complete its probe and submit report in the Patiala patwari frame-up case. The high court made it clear that this was the last opportunity and if the inquiry is not completed within two months,the SSP Ferozepur should be present in court on the next hearing.
The case pertains to Mohan Singh,a patwari (revenue officer),who was allegedly framed by senior police officers. A case was registered on August 23,2012,against Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) joint director Surinder Pal Singh,former senior superintendent of police (SSP) Shiv Kumar Sharma,SSP Jaspal Singh,SP Banarsi Das and inspector Isher Singh.
It was alleged in the FIR that these officers,while in the VB,had implicated Mohan Singh in a false case after he demanded official fee for mutation record from Sharma in 2009.
Mohan Singh had approached the high court seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation and alleging that Sharma,then VB SSP,nursed a grudge against him. He had also informed the inquiry officer that Sharma later falsely implicated him in a case in 2010 and harassed him for more than a year.
Mohan Singh also alleged that Sharma got him falsely implicated in another case in 2012,arrested him on February 18,2012,harassed him and subjected him to inhuman behaviour.