LUDHIANA, Punjab—On April 9, Akal Takht Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara was held guilty by the Ludhiana Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMIC) Varinder Kumar in a case pertaining to recovery of an AK-56 rifle near Clock Tower of Ludhiana on December 30, 1995 along with 50 bullets. The Court reserved its verdict against Jathedar Hawara for April 13.
Sharing the development with Sikh24, Jathedar Hawara’s legal counsel Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur informed that Bhai Hawara’s name into this case was inducted later by the Punjab police after his arrest in the Beant “Singh” assassination case. He added that Bhai Hawara appeared before the Court of JMIC Varinder Kumar via video conference. “Magistrate Varinder Kumar has transferred the matter to the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate who will address the quantum of sentence for Bhai Hawara on April 13,” he added.
Sikh24 has learnt that the Court could address maximum seven years sentence to Bhai Hawara under section 25 of Arms & Ammunition act, which will get cancelled against imprisonment that he has already served.
Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur further informed that the Court seem to have held Bhai Hawara guilty under influence biased mindset as the prosecution totally failed to prove its allegations against Bhai Hawara. “The statements of prosecution witnesses were totally contradictory during the trial of this case,” he added.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org