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Family demands CBI probe in rape Case

Alleging that Amarjeet Singh Sodhi has been framed by government to press the family to withdraw Parampreet Kaur Murder case, the family members of Sodhi on Sunday demanded a CBI probe in the rape case.

punjab Updated: Jul 14, 2013 23:29 IST
HT Correspondent

Alleging that Amarjeet Singh Sodhi has been framed by government to press the family to withdraw Parampreet Kaur Murder case, the family members of Sodhi on Sunday demanded a CBI probe in the rape case.

"We also want that truth should come to fore. Thus we want a CBI inquiry. Despite being the fact that we are accused, but still we want a CBI probe," said Tejinder Singh Sodhi, brother of Amarjit.

He, however, admitted that about the sexual conduct of his brother with lady, who registered FIR of rape by alleging that 'his brother landed in honey-trap by his rivals".Naming former mayor Jaspal Singh Pardhan, as person behind conspiracy, Tejinder in press conference alleged that Jaspal using his political clout had framed Amarjit in a wrong rape case, as latter was perusing the judicial cases in the high court and lower Court against Jaspal Pardhan. Even the son of Pardhan had given us threat of dire consequences and which is proving right now.

He said that the lady, on whose complaint FIR is registered, has admitted to police that she was in touch with Amarjit from last three months. He said that the family is being pressurized to withdraw the cases in Parampreet Kaur murder case. "though Amarjit has been framed in rape case, but the family will peruse the Parampreet Murder case", he said demanding a high level inquiry in entire episode.

Meanwhile, former Mayor Jaspal Singh Pardhan denied any links with the rape case."Do not drag me into their crimes. Earlier they dragged me into murder case of Parampreet, which taken toll of my political career. Now, they again started blaming me without having any logic. I cant afford another setback. The family itself admits that sodhi has consensual sex, then tell how I am involved in it. How can I force Amarjit for It", said Jaspal Pardhan.

He said that he also wants a CBI probe in the case, as Sodhi and his brothers are involved in several misdeeds. He said that after the outcome of judicial cases, he would hold a press conference to expose, who had worked behind Sodhi Family, including an Akali leader, whom Amarjit naming in movie clip in which he is being roughed up the some persons for raping a lady.

Meanwhile, the duty magistrate has extended the police remand of Sodhi by one day and asked the police to present him in court on Monday.

Amarjeet Sodhi is father of Parampreet, whose murder case has led to removal of Jaspal Pardhan from post of Mayor, after he has been named in FIR as her father in law. Later a Special Investigation team given clean Chit to pardhan, which Amarjeet Singh had challenged in high Court.