The People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) on Monday demanded reopening of the case of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Party president Manpreet Singh Badal, who was at Khatkar Kalan (Nawanshahr) to pay homage to the martyr, said: “It would be befitting not only to the people of India but also to the legacy of the great martyr of the Indian freedom struggle that this case is re-examined following a judicial process.”
The central committee and district presidents of the PPP resolved to file a petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court to revisit the “judicial murder”.
Bhagat Singh was executed for the murder of British police officer John Saunders in 1928. However, the FIR registered on December 17, 1928, does not identify anyone who had attacked Saunders. The case was registered at Lahore’s Anarkali Chowk police station.