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Kin give cops 3 days to arrest suspect, threaten protest outside PM’s house

Frustrated over the slow pace of probe in the murder of Sukhmanpreet Singh Talwandi alias Sippy Sidhu, 36, who was shot dead at a Sector-27 park on September 20, several people on Sunday held a protest march from Matka Chowk, Sector 17, till the Sector-17 Plaza against the failure of the UT police to bring the guilty to book.

punjab Updated: Dec 14, 2015 11:58 IST
HT Correspondent
Frustrated over the slow pace of probe in the murder of Sukhmanpreet Singh Talwandi alias Sippy Sidhu, 36, who was shot dead at a Sector-27 park on September 20.
Frustrated over the slow pace of probe in the murder of Sukhmanpreet Singh Talwandi alias Sippy Sidhu, 36, who was shot dead at a Sector-27 park on September 20.(HT Photo)

Frustrated over the slow pace of probe in the murder of Sukhmanpreet Singh Talwandi alias Sippy Sidhu, 36, who was shot dead at a Sector-27 park on September 20, several people on Sunday held a protest march from Matka Chowk, Sector 17, till the Sector-17 Plaza against the failure of the UT police to bring the guilty to book.

The police have moved an application in the court for a lie detection test and brain mapping of the daughter of a judge — a suspect in the case — which will be heard on Monday.

The deceased’s brother Jippy Sidhu threatened if the police failed to arrest the daughter of the judge within 72 hours, they would start a protest in front of the Prime Minister’s residence in Delhi.

Jippy added a representation had already been sent to the Chief Justice of India, and that they would also meet home minister Rajnath Singh regarding the case. “Since the UT police are dilly-dallying in the probe, we will now seek a thorough CBI probe,”he added.

Raising slogans against inspector general of police RP Upadhyaya, the protesters blocked traffic at the Mataka Chowk. They sought “justice for Sippy”and demanded the arrest of the accused.

“Though the UT police have moved an application for a lie detection test against the judge’s daughter, it’s merely a formality to befool us,”added Jippy.

The protesters ended the march — led by a human rights protection group — after lighting candles at Sector 17. Savita Bhatti, wife of Jaspal Singh Bhatti, also joined the march.

No permission sought from police

Neither the family members asked for a prior permission to protest nor the police sought explanation. However, in general, one needs to seek approval before holding a protest. “They have been allowed to protest because if we will stop them, they will allege us of being biased,”said a police official.