CHANDIGARH, Punjab—In a petition moved in the Punjab & Haryana High Court via counsel Rajwinder Singh Bains to bring extra judicial massacres of Sikh youth under record, former cat turned Police cop Gurmeet Pinky has filed an affidavit that he is ready to depose in Court against the police officers responsible for fake encounters.
The niece of Shaheed Bhagat Singh is learnt to be among the petitioners.
Expressing danger to his life, Gurmeet Pinky has demanded security from the Court under a witness protection program, facilitated in law.
Pinky has stated that he concrete certain of his statements given in various interviews.
Pinky has asserted in the affidavit that he was witness to the abduction, illegal detention, inhuman torture and staged encounters of innocent Sikh youth by Police officers. He has added that all this was done at the behest of senior police officers.
Due to winter vacations, a hearing on the petition is expected to be held on January 5, 2016 before Justice Rajesh Bindal.
It is noteworthy that in interviews with journalist Kanwar Sandhu, Pinky had made many shocking revelations about the extra-judicial activities of Punjab police during the so-called militancy period. He had stated that SSP Ajit Sandhu was extensively pressurized by the former DGP KPS Gill to assassinate Advocate Jaswant Singh Khalra. He had also revealed that the family of Bhai Balwinder Singh Jatana was assassinated by Ajit Poohla at the behest of Sumedh Saini.