The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday disposed of a petition filed by Gurdev Singh Bhullar, who claimed to be a key witness in the Amritsar cable operator suicide case.
During the hearing, the single-judge bench was given a CD (compact disc) containing "evidence" in a sealed cover by the petitioner; another copy was given to the state police. Subsequently, the high court disposed of the petition and directed the state to examine the CD's contents.
Police have refused to provide security to Bhullar, stating that the petitioner was neither a witness nor an accused, his counsel said.
Bhullar, who is also a cable operator, had sought the high court's intervention for providing him security and also alleged that he was not being examined as a witness into the incident. Bhullar had submitted that Jaswinder Singh, who attempted suicide on March 28 (and died two days later) during a meeting of TDSAT (Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal) in Amritsar, had left behind a suicide note in which he accused Sarabjit Singh (Raju), among others, of ruining his cable business and causing him financial losses. He had alleged that when he went to the cops and asked them to examine him as a witness, the local police refused to record his statement.