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Fake encounter: Court adjourns hearing to Aug 19

PTI  Rupnagar, August 05, 2014
First Published: 11:05 IST(5/8/2014) | Last Updated: 11:08 IST(5/8/2014)

A local court on Monday adjourned to August 19 the hearing in a 1990 alleged fake encounter case in which Punjab director general of police SK Sharma and three other former policemen are accused.

The prosecution is likely to present evidence on the next hearing.

District and sessions judge Amarjot adjourned the case as an appeal by the accused against the chargesheet is likely to come up for hearing in the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday.

Sharma, along with the other accused, former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) SPS Basra, the then station house officer (SHO) Balkar Singh and former assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Gurcharan Singh, was present in the court on Monday.

The court put off the matter to August 19 for production of evidence by prosecution.

The court had framed charges against all four accused under sections 364 (kidnapping), 302 (murder), 201 (destroying evidence), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code on June 3.

Kuldeep Singh (21), along with his cousin Jasmeet Kaur, had gone to Morinda to get medicines from a doctor on October 24, 1990.

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“He was allegedly picked up by the police in a white-colour van, which had a number plate of police,” according to the complaint filed by his father.

After police showed Kuldeep untraceable in its report, his father Ajaib Singh had approached the court.

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