CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Arvind Thakur, attorney for Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara, Babbar Khalsa India, has accused the Chandigarh Police of uselessly delaying the court proceedings. In a court hearing that took place today, Thakur stated that the police was not handling the case properly and because of this, his client was suffering.
The proceedings in the Burail Jail break case took place after several months where the first witness, Poonam Dilawari, a Chandigarh Police inspector, was cross examined. Ms. Dilawari presented her statement in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate J S Sidhu. No decisions were taken by the judge and the case was adjourned to September 14th.
Both Jathedar Hawara and Paramjit Singh Bheora were presented before the judge as well. Although both of them stood unshaken before the judge, their health seemed in a bad state. Earlier, their counsel, Arvind Thakur, had blamed the Chandigarh Police for not allowing Hawara and Bheora access to basic necessities in the jail, including food, clothing and medications.