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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
SAS Nagar, January 28, 2013
Additional district and sessions judge RS Rai on Monday adjourned till February 16 hearing in the suicide case of excise and taxation officer (ETO) Ranjit Singh.
The five accused superintendent of police (SP) Amandeep Kaur, who was earlier posted with the Punjab vigilance bureau (VB), head constable Harminder Singh and traders Rajinder Singh, Rajiv Sood and Paramjit Singh, who acted as complainants in the fake VB trap against the ETO were all produced before the court on Monday.

The accused were brought here from the Patiala jail, where they are presently lodged. Amandeep Kaur was made to sit in a separate room in the court complex till the case came up before the court.

The SAS Nagar police, following a court order in August 2012, had booked Amandeep and the others. They were booked for abetting the ETO's suicide, besides other offences, in the FIR registered at the Phase 1 police station, SAS Nagar. The ETO, Ranjit Singh, was falsely implicated in March 2011 and had committed suicide a month later while on bail.

The court deferred till February 5 the bail plea of one of the accused, Paramjit Singh.