2010 Ferozepur murder case: Police officer’s role under scanner

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2016 11:36 IST

The role of then superintendent of police (detective), Moga, Gurmail Singh, has come under the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) scanner in a 2010 murder case of Ferozepur. The CBI has booked Singh, who headed the investigation, for destroying evidence and forgery.

CBI counsel Sumeet Goel on Friday told the Punjab and Haryana high court that the agency would soon to file a challan against him in the case under Sections 201, 465 and 467 of the IPC. He has been booked for causing disappearance of evidence and forgery, the court was told.

Singh had given a clean chit to the three accused in a broad daylight murder case of one Kulwant Singh in Ferozepur in December 2010.

Dissatisfied over the probe by the state police, the high court in August 2014 had handed over the probe to the CBI saying the entire gamut and sequence of events needed to be revisited, including conduct of then SP (detective), Moga. “It appears that there has been practically no investigation in the case. There is nothing to show that any serious effort was made to apprehend the accused, to collect relevant material, to recover weapons/vehicles used in the crime or to conduct any forensic exercise,” the high court had said while ordering the CBI probe.

Allegedly over a property dispute in Ferozepur, one Kulwant Singh was shot at in broad daylight in the presence of his son Inderjit Singh. The accused named in the FIR were Jitender Mohan, Charan Dass Handa and Surjit Singh. But the police gave the clean chit to the three and concluded that Singh was a gambler and was shot at by unidentified people.

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