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Maur blasts suspect let off after quizzing

punjab Updated: Feb 15, 2017 21:04 IST
HT Correspondent

The blast had claimed six lives, including those of four children.(HT File Photo)

A day after Maur twin blasts suspect Kulvir Singh surrendered before the police, he was let off on Wednesday, after being questioned for about 24 hours at the crime investigation agency (CIA) office in Bathinda.

Accompanied by a large number of area residents, Kulvir, of Dashmesh Nagar in Maur, had surrendered before the cops in his town on Tuesday. He was brought to the CIA-I office here, where police questioned him, under Section 160 (any police officer making an investigation, by order in writing, require the attendance before himself of any person) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), till late Wednesday evening.

Bathinda senior superintendent of police (SSP) Swapan Sharma said Kulvir revealed where he was hiding when cops were looking for him after the blasts, and cops were verifying the details. “He might be called for questioning again,” said the SSP.

Kulvir’s sister-in-law Karamjit Kaur said Kulvir will join the investigation again whenever he is asked to.

Police were searching for Kulvir after the blasts on the evening of January 31, shortly after a poll rally of Congress candidate Harminder Singh Jassi. The blast claimed six lives, including of four children, and left over a dozen people injured. The police had detained Kulvir’s cousin Gursharan Singh for questioning, but he was released later.

Kulvir was earlier booked in three cases for alleged unlawful activities and under the Arms Act and was acquitted in all these cases in 2013.