I welcome the step taken by a Ropar Court as it ordered to frame the charges against DGP SK Sharma for a 24 year old kidnapping case but does it not prove that high ups are given benefits of delay in cases they are involved and never framed as i filed a case in Delhi High Court against Amitabh bacchan for his alleged role in Sikh genocide in 1984. It was rejected with a note that, ”due to delay in filing this complaint, this PIL was rejected on 24/10/2009′.
Does filing a Litigation, serious in nature, related to provocation of mass murders, arson, rape, molestation and most henious acts so divide the society and the nation due to the provocation was evident in this Litigation? If my Litigation can be rejected on the ground of late submission/applied than how could there be a case is filed against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after 18 years? And there are many other such cases accepted by Supreme Court. Why Supreme Court accepted them?
Even a FIR can be lodged after many years (There is not any time limit).
Does the gravity of crime is reduced in the cases, in which the punishment could be three years or beyond three years but all these acts were not followed and my PIL was rejected because Indian government has one motto only-to shield the perpetrators of Sikh genocide and harass the victims.
For evidence, please read; http://failedattemptonamitabh.blogspot.in/
But the above order of Ropar Court reveal truth of dual justice system in India.
Frame charges against Punjab DGP Sharma: Ropar court
Tribune News Service
Ropar, April 21
A local court has ordered framing of charges against Punjab DGP SK Sharma and others in a 24-year-old kidnapping case. Additional district and sessions judge KS Sullar rejected a plea filed by Sharma for discharging him in the case and fixed May 6 as the date for framing charges. Sharma was recently elevated to the rank of DGP.
The other accused in the case are Balkar Singh, the then SHO of the Morinda police station, DIG SPS Basra and ASI Gurcharan Singh.
The victim, Kuldip Singh (21) was allegedly kidnapped by Punjab police personnel on October 24, 1990 from Krishna Mandi in Morinda. Kuldip was pursuing graduation from Punjabi University in Patiala at that time.
While victim’s father Ajaib Singh made desperate attempts to locate his son, the police kept on denying that Kuldip was in its custody. On May 15, 1991, Ajaib Singh read a report in The Tribune that had a statement issued on the behalf of the then Patiala SSP SK Sharma that one Kuldip of Amrali village falling under the Morinda police station had been killed in an encounter on May 1. Ajaib Singh then approached the authorities and then finally a case was registered under Section 364 and 34 of the IPC in 1998 against the four accused.
1990 Morinda abduction case
The case pertains to an alleged abduction of a youth Kuldip Singh by Punjab police personnel on October 24, 1990 in Morinda; the police kept denying that Kuldip was in its custody
On May 15, 1991, Kuldip’s father read a report that had a statement of the then Patiala SSP SK Sharma that Kuldip of Amrali village had been killed in an encounter on May 1; he approached the authorities and finally a case was registered
Full story of this above said kidnapping as told by father of Kuldeep Singh;
Tribune News Service
Ropar, April 22
A day after a Ropar court ordered framing of charges against Punjab DGP SK Sharma and others in the kidnapping of Kuldip Singh 24 years ago, his father Ajaib Singh hopes against hope for his son’s return.
The only child of Ajaib Singh and Gurmeet Kaur, 21-year-old Kuldip was kidnapped by the Punjab Police on October 24, 1990, during militancy days. “Media reports said Kuldip was killed in an encounter on May 1, 1991 in Patiala district, but I was not shown his body. The police have no record of my son’s post-mortem or belongings found on him. How can I believe my son is dead?” says Ajaib Singh, now in his 70s.
“I know people think I am crazy, but many people who went missing during militancy have resurfaced,” says the postgraduate in political science from Panjab University.
Ajaib Singh and his wife Gurmeet Kaur live on the outskirts of Amrali village near Chamkaur Sahib with his younger brother and his family. “I ran from pillar to post to get an FIR registered in the case. My family faced threats, torture and even lucrative offers from the accused to not pursue the case,” alleges Ajaib Singh.
Narrating what happened that fateful day, Ajaib Singh says Kuldip – who was pursuing graduation from Punjabi University, Patiala, at that time — had taken his unwell cousin to Morinda to get medicine for her. There, he was bundled into a van by people with their faces covered in front of his cousin Jasbir Kaur and taken away.
“We first thought militants had kidnapped Kuldip. I pleaded with the police to trace him, but no one listened to me. I submitted applications to the local in-charge ASI Jagir Singh and even to the Director General of Police, but no FIR was registered. I was told Kuldip would return soon and I need not insist on registering a complaint,” says Ajaib Singh.
The turning point in the father’s search for his son came when he came in contact with two youths of Bhambri village near Khanna, who had been detained by the police and released. They told Ajaib Singh they were detained with Kuldip at the CIA office. “Jassa and Keepa gave me the name of the tout in Khanna who had facilitated their release against a hefty amount. I could not contact that person,” Ajaib Singh recalls. The distraught father approached police officials for his son’s to release, but they maintained he was not in custody. Ajaib Singh’s worst fears came true on May 15, 1991. “I read a report in The Tribune regarding a press conference held by then Patiala SSP SK Sharma in which he claimed that one Kuldip of ‘Asrali’ village under Morinda police station was killed in an encounter onMay 1. There was no village by the name of Asrali in the area… I feared Sharma may have said Amrali, which was mis-printed as Asrali,” says Ajaib Singh.
In 1998, Ajaib Singh met then Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal. On his directions, an FIR was finally lodged under Section 364 and 34 of the IPC in 1998. Though the law started hounding the accused, but the family’s miseries were far from over.
“My nephew Satwinder Singh, a student of law at Sri Ganganagar, was kidnapped by policemen in civvies in 2008. He was blindfolded and taken to an unknown place, tortured and dumped at the Muktsar bus stand with a warning: withdraw the case against the accused or you will be eliminated. Last year, I was taken to the residence of a police officer at Kansal near Chandigarh and offered Rs 45 lakh and government jobs for two members of my family in return to withdrawing the case?” he says. Kuldip wanted to join the police or the CRPF and had appeared in a recruitment test for the Chandigarh Police, but could not clear it. “He had big dreams and was preparing for the CRPF recruitment test scheduled to be held in November that year. How can I put a price on my son’s life?” says Ajaib Singh, with a faraway look in his eyes.
“Media reports said Kuldip was killed in an encounter on May 1, 1991 in Patiala district, but I was not shown his body. The police have no record of my son’s post-mortem or belongings found on him. How can I believe my son is dead?… I know people think I am crazy, but many people who went missing during militancy have resurfaced.”
Ajaib Singh, Kuldip’s father
Ajmer Singh Randhawa.