DGP forms 3-member SIT to probe Kapurthala boy murder case

  • Jatinder Mahal, Hindustan Times, Kapurthala
  • Updated: May 02, 2016 19:52 IST
14-year-old Kapurthala boy Jaskirat Singh (HT File Photo)

After the Kapurthala police failed to crack the case even after three weeks, Punjab Police have formed a three-member special investigation team (SIT) to probe the case of 14-year-old Kapurthala boy Jaskirat Singh, who was found murdered at Goindwal Sahib in April.

The SIT formed by DGP Suresh Arora comprises Jalandhar range DIG Rajinder Singh, counter-intelligence assistant inspector general of police Amarjit Singh Bajwa and Kapurthala SSP Rajinder Singh.

Last week, locals had organised a protest and observed a half-day bandh to mark protest against the “poor” probe by the police. The protest was supported by local residents, shopkeepers, students and leaders from various political parties. The agitators and Jaskirat’s family demanded the formation of an SIT to arrest the accused at the earliest.

Earlier, the Kapurthala SSP had formed a five-member SIT, headed by him, which comprised Kapurthala SP (headquarters) Balvir Singh, DSP Daljit Singh, CIA Kapurthala Ravinder Singh, city SHO and Dhilwan SHO, to probe the case.

SSP Rajinder Singh said though they had not got a lead in the case, they were working on all angles to get clues.

Son of a local industrialist, Jaskirat was kidnapped from Kapurthala on April 11. His decomposed body was found two days later at Fatehabad village of Goindwal Sahib in Tarn Taran district. So far, the city police have failed to trace the accused and have faced the ire of locals, who have also demanded the SSP’s suspension.

Read: Accused tortured Kapurthala boy before murder, reveals autopsy report

Child rights panel summons police for status report

The child rights protection commission on Monday summoned the Kapurthala police to report the case status to the commission at its office at SAS Nagar on Tuesday. In the letter to the police, commission chairman Sukesh Kalia directed the investigation team formed by the SSP to file the status report at his office. Kalia said as it is a serious issue, they decided to summon the police to know the status of the inquiry.

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