The Patiala police have granted bail to Captain Amarjit Singh Jeji (retd) in a case registered against him on the complaint of Gen JJ Singh (retd), former army chief and Shiromani Akali Dal candidate from Patiala assembly segment, for allegedly stopping the latter from garlanding the statue of his grandfather and freedom fighter Sewa Singh Thikriwala on January 24.
Police said the bail was granted to Capt Jeji after he joined the investigations on Saturday.
Now, Capt Jeji has announced to lodge a complaint against Gen Singh for threatening him and victimising him after he lodged a complaint to the Election Commission (EC) against the former army chief.
“The FIR was lodged against Capt Jeji under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), so the police has granted bail to him after he joined investigation,” said his counsel Barjinder Singh Sodhi while talking to the media.
Sodhi said the case was lodged by Gen Singh (retd) to victimise Capt Jeji as the latter had lodged a complaint to the EC for restraining the former army chief from sporting gallantry and army medals during the election campaign. The EC had upheld the complaint and directed Gen Singh not to sport the medals during electioneering, he added
Regarding January 24 incident, Sodhi said Capt Jeji did not want Gen Singh to take political mileage by garlanding Thikriwala’s statue during the election campaign and had asked him to pay tributes after the polls.
Meanwhile, state Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh spoke to Capt Amarjit over phone and assured him all help. Amarinder said the complaint was lodged on baseless allegations.