The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday directed the Punjab police to submit within two weeks the details of all FIRs registered against Nishan Singh, accused of abduction and rape of a Faridkot girl.
The directions came from a bench headed by justice Jitendra Chauhan on Wednesday, on a petition filed by the 15-year-old victim Shruti Sachdeva's parents, who have sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the FIR registered after the alleged abduction on September 24.
The victim, a Class-10 student, was allegedly abducted at gunpoint by Nishan and his three accomplices from her house on September 24. When her parents tried to intervene, they were thrashed badly. An FIR was registered on the same day at the Faridkot police station against.
The police arrested Nishan, and rescued the victim, from Baga Beach in Goa on October 21. The victim, who refused go with her parents, has been staying in Nari Niketan, Jalandhar, since October 23.
The parents have alleged in their petition that Nishan has links with higher police officials and politicians, and is a worker of a mafia gang. Thus, police officials do not take any action in cases registered against him, it is alleged. About 20 FIRs had been registered against Nishan Singh in the past, most under the Arms Act.
Even now, around seven FIRs registered between 2008 and 2012 are pending for adjudication, which means that for the last four years the police had allowed Nishan Singh to roam freely in Faridkot City, the petitioners submitted.
The case would now come up for hearing on November 21.