After registering a case under sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act, the police had arrested Jagjit Singh. Though the principal was named in the FIR, the police had not filed a challan against Harjit.
According to public prosecutor Sansar Chand Attri, the SHO had made a statement in the court that Harjit was in the car at the time of the opium recovery. In the light of fresh evidence against Harjit, Attri had filed an application before the court on October 22 under section 319 of CrPC for making her an accused in the case.
The court of Rupnagar special judge Kanwaljit Singh Bajwa accepted the plea on Thursday and summoned Harjit on December 17 as an accused in the case.