- Supreme Court issues notice to Punjab government, seeks reply, next hearing will be after two weeks
- Supreme Court bans Mohali court’s order to arrest Sumedh Singh Saini
- The Supreme Court said- Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh should not be arrested till further orders
Former Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini has received a major relief from the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has stayed the order of the Mohali Court (arrest Saini and present it in the court till 25 September). With this, the Supreme Court has said that former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh will not be arrested until further orders. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Punjab government seeking an answer. The next hearing of the case will take place after two weeks.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday commenced hearing on the petition of former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini. In which he had sought anticipatory bail in a case related to the kidnapping and murder of junior engineer Balwant Singh Multani in 1991. Actually, former Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini is accused in Kidwapping and Murder Case of Balwant Singh Multani. On Saturday, a Mohali court issued a non-bailable warrant against Sumedh Saini. Also, by September 25, Saini was arrested and ordered to appear in court.
This is the whole case
The entire case dates back to the 1990s, when Sumedh Singh Saini was the SSP of Chandigarh. In 1991, there was a terrorist attack on him. In that attack, four policemen guarding Saini were killed, while Saini himself was also injured. In connection with that case, the police arrested Balwant Singh Multani, son of former IAS officer Darshan Singh Multani, on Saini’s order.
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The police kept him in custody and then later said that he fled from the police. A case under various sections including murder has been registered against Saini and six others on the complaint of Multani’s brother Palvinder Singh Multani.