CHANDIGARH, Punjab—On October 12, the Supreme Court of India ordered to release Sikh youth Bikramjit Singh on bail who was implicated by the Punjab police for hurling a grenade bomb on a branch of Nirankari cult situated in village Adliwal near Rajasansi.
The Supreme Court’s direction has come in the wake of Punjab police’s failure to file a charge-sheet within the specified time.
Notably, Bikramjit Singh had moved a bail plea in the Supreme Court after being denied relaxation by the Punjab & Haryana High Court.
Sharing the development with media, Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur and Navjeet Singh Turna said that the Punjab police had indicted Sikh youths Bikramjit Singh (resident of village Dhaliwal) and Avtar Singh in this case but it failed to file a charge-sheet against the duo Sikh youths within specified time i.e. within 90 days.
“The duo Sikh youths had moved a bail plea in the lower Court using provisions available under section 167 (2) of Cr.P.C but the Court rejected their bail pleas. Once the issue got highlighted, the Punjab police hurriedly filed charge-sheet against the duo Sikh youths,” they informed.
They further informed that the Sikh youth Bikramjit Singh approached Punjab & Haryana High Court seeking bail on the ground of belated submission of charge-sheet by the police but the Court rejected his bail plea. “Later, he approached the Supreme Court and now the Supreme Court has accepted his bail plea,” they added.
It is pertinent to note here that the Punjab police had depicted Khalistan Liberation Force’s operative Harpreet Singh alias Happy PhD as a chief plotter of this incident.
On January 27 this year, Harpreet Singh PhD was murdered in Lahore under mysterious circumstances.