Ropar’s Session Court acquits Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara in murder case

File Photo: Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara

ROPAR, Punjab—The Session Court of Ropar on February 14 acquitted Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara in a 1992 murder case of Police constable registered against him. Currently, Jathedar Hawara is being confined in Tihar Jail of Delhi. He was appointed as Jathedar of Supreme Sikh throne Sri Akal Takht Sahib by Sarbat Khalsa on November 10, 2015 at village Chabba situated on the outskirts of Amritsar.

The case pertains to killing of a Police constable in cross firing between Police cops and unidentified armed men on December 21, 1992 in Ropar. Police constable Sunil Kumar, Sohan Lal and Raj Kumar were injured in the firing by unidentified men at check post in Ropar. Later, Sunil Kumar succumbed to his injuries and an FIR under murder charges was registered against unidentified armed men by the Police. The Police had later inducted name of Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara in the FIR.

Additional Session Judge Sunita Kumari Sharma on February 14 acquitted Jathedar Hawara in this case citing insufficiency of evidence against him. The Court addressed its verdict via video conference as the Tihar Jail authorities had been denying to produce Jathedar Hawara in Court due to security reasons.

As per information available from a reliable source, Jathedar Hawara was facing five murder cases in his home constituency Ropar and now he has been acquitted in all.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. We need to teach our children to be law abiding citizens .
    In case a ruler is turning out to be cruel and is turning out to be dictatorial.
    Just wait till elections and dump him.
    Also where you live try to be the law makers so that no law is offensive to your way of life and nature.
    See that Law also are in harmony with the world laws.

  2. We need to teach our children how to stand up against tyranny. If someone follows your example look what happened in Syria (Assad won election with 95% of the vote). or what is happening in democratic Russia. One cannot wait for the so called elections to make a difference. But when the fundamental fight is against majority and minority then what difference it makes who wins the election. It is given who is going to be ruling.You talk about the laws It is the application of laws which makes the difference. One set for majority and other for minority. look at the news clip above someone is killed in 1992 a sikh is put in jail and 15 years later the man is acquitted : wake up harinder ?

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