A local court on Thursday summoned Harjit Kaur, principal of Anandpur Sahib-based Bhai Nand Lal Public School, being run by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), as an accused in a case registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Harjit was travelling with her husband Jagjit Singh in her car (PB08W-2993) when Rupnagar (city) SHO Manvir Singh Bajwa searched the vehicle at the local Nangal Chowk on July 23, 2009. The police allegedly recovered nearly 1-kg opium from the car.
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.