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'Assault' on Joshi's brother: HC seeks record from Tarn Taran police

The Punjab and Haryana high court has summoned the entire record pertaining to the alleged assault on Raja Joshi, brother of Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi, reported on February 10.

punjab Updated: Apr 06, 2015 22:13 IST
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The Punjab and Haryana high court has summoned the entire record pertaining to the alleged assault on Raja Joshi, brother of Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi, reported on February 10.

The order came during the resumed hearing on Monday, wherein Raja's counsel NK Banka questioned the local police's move to delete Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) despite reports of use of firearms. Following the move, two of the accused had got bail from the high court on February 23, namely Sarabjit Singh Lalli and Yadvinder Singh Yaddu, both local Akali leaders. The HC had granted bail as it was told that Section 307 had been deleted and the complainant did not suffer any injury during the incident. It was also observed in the order that the only role attributed to the accused persons was of snatching away the licensed pistol of one complainant and the same was recovered from the spot.

Following the submissions from Raja Joshi's counsel, the HC ordered that the entire record pertaining to the case be presented before the court on the next date of hearing, April 21.

An assault at the local SDM's office in Tarn Taran was reported on February 10, triggered by a spat over delimitation. No injury to Raja Joshi was reported, but it was alleged that several rounds were fired during the incident, allegedly by Akali workers. The government had later formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the case.