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Fake encounter: CBI court acquits Moga SSP, 6 others

chandigarh Updated: May 10, 2012 17:39 IST

A CBI court in Chandigarh acquitted on Thursday seven police personnel, including Moga SSP Surjeet Singh Grewal, in a 23-year-old alleged fake encounter case.

The court acquitted the police personnel by giving them "benefit of doubt".

Kulwant Singh's father Tarlochan Singh (73), retired Principal of Khalsa School in Kurali, was fighting to get justice for his son, who was allegedly killed in a fake encounter in 1989.

Tarlochan's only son, 20-year-old Kulwant alias Kid, was allegedly abducted by Punjab police personnel from a rented house at Mohali along with another person and later eliminated in a fake encounter near Sohana in 1989.

Tarlochan did not even get to see his son's body as the police had cremated him in a hurry. Kulwant is shown by police to be a proclaimed offender (PO) till now.

The CBI had named seven Punjab police personnel in the case, including Grewal, who was then the incharge of crime investigation agency staff at Patiala, Nikka Ram, Gurcharan Singh, Chanan Singh, Dyal Singh, Amarjeet Singh and Birbal Das. One of the accused died during the trial.