After evading arrest for about five months, superintendent of police, Amandeep Kaur, accused in the suicide case of excise and taxation officer (ETO) Ranjit Singh, surrendered in the court on Tuesday morning.
Amandeep Kaur, booked by the police in August 2012 on the directions of the court for abetting the ETO’s suicide, besides other offences, appeared along with a lawyer before the court of additional district and sessions judge, RS Rai, with prayer to surrender before the court. The court sent her to judicial custody till January 28.
Kaur along with head constable Harminder and three traders ---Rajinder, Rajiv and Paramjit were booked by the SAS Nagar police in August 2012 on the directions of the court for abetting the ETO’s suicide, besides other offences. The ETO was falsely implicated in March 2011 and had committed suicide a month later while on bail.
The special investigation team (SIT) probing the matter had filed a challan before the court in October 2012, stating that Amandeep, Harminder and the three traders conspired to falsely implicate Ranjit, forcing him to commit suicide.
The ETO’s widow, Manjit Kaur, had even alleged that the police were going slow against the accused. The court had in November last year issued warrants against the accused; these were re-issued on December 20.