CHANDIGARH, Punjab—In the chargesheet filed in Kotkapura firing case, the Special Investigation Team has termed the sacrilege and firing incidents as a pre-planned handiwork of the Ex-Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, Ex-DGP Sumedh Saini and the Sirsa cult. Notably, the SIT had filed this chargesheet in the court of judicial magistrate Ekta Uppal on May 28 i.e. a few hours after the reinstatement of IG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh as SIT member.
The SIT has said in the chargesheet that the then DGP (Intelligence) Hardeep Singh Dhillon was replaced with a much junior officer of DIG rank, RK Jaiswal, on October 10, 2015. After this, the first incident of sacrilege came to fore in Bargari on October 12.
“There were three senior officers of ADGP/DGP rank, who were eligible and available for this posting. Jaiswal was also given directions to report to Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini,” says the chargesheet.
The SIT further said in the chargesheet that Sukhbir Badal, when questioned by the SIT members, couldn’t lodge any satisfactory answer for replacing a senior police officer like Hardeep Singh Dhillon from the post of intelligence chief by a DIG rank officer RK Jaiswal. “Similarly, when we sought an explanation from the Ex-DGP Sumedh Saini in this concern, he also couldn’t lodge any answer and asked to question Sukhbir Badal,” says the chargesheet while adding that Sukhbir Badal and Sumedh Saini hold each other responsible for this.
The SIT claims that the complicity of the transfer of intelligence chief by posting a much junior officer in his place and the incidents of sacrilege soon after, suggest in unequivocal terms that it was a pre-planned handiwork of Sukhbir, Saini and members of Dera Sacha Sauda, including its head.
Meanwhile, Sukhbir Badal has refuted the charges leveled against him by the Special Investigation Team. Terming the move as a gesture of vendetta politics, he has said that the Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh was setting a bad trend for the future governments.
In the chargesheet, the SIT has also said that the Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar had arranged the meeting between Sukhbir Badal and Gurmeet Ram Rahim in September-2015 at Mumbai. “Sukhbir Badal was in Mumbai at that time to attend a meeting with the investors,” said the SIT in chargesheet while enclosing certain details obtained from the office, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion, Chandigarh.
“Akshay Kumar became an intermediary between them because he had to get clearance for his own movie ‘Singh is Bling’ which was under questions at that time and was later released on October 2, 2015 after SGPC’s nod,” reveals the chargesheet.
IG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh writes “FIRST DAY, FIRST SHOW” on Social Media
IG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh’s unexpected posts with title “FIRST DAY, FIRST SHOW” from his social media accounts also attracted media attention on May 29. In this post, he also posted an Urdu poetry couplet “Ibadat-e-Ishq hai rota hai kya, aage aage dekhiye hota hai kya” which means that why are you crying as it’s a start of love, just see what happens next.
Although, he later deleted these posts from his social media accounts but the screenshots of these posts are still circulating over social media.
It is being speculated that Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh has posted this couplet for the Akali leaders who had lodged a complaint against him to the Election Commission following which he was removed from the SIT.
For India, it is rightly said, that behind every big crime, there is a policeman. No organised crime is possible without connivance of police. In police force, the lower formations are hand in glove with criminals, and higher ones with unscrupulous politicians. There are more criminals and law violators within the police force than what you see outside. Police reforms are long overdue.