1994 case: CBI allowed to file affidavits on secondary evidence
A Delhi court today allowed the CBI to give secondary evidence in form of affidavits in a 1994 case of kidnapping-cum-triple murder allegedly at the behest of IPS officer Sumedh Singh Saini, who is now DGP of Punjab.chandigarh Updated: Apr 27, 2012 10:47 IST
A Delhi court on Thursday allowed the CBI to give secondary evidence in form of affidavits in a 1994 case of kidnapping-cum-triple murder allegedly at the behest of IPS officer Sumedh Singh Saini, who is now DGP of Punjab.
Additional sessions judge Narinder Kumar allowed CBI to bring secondary evidence by way of four affidavits which were earlier filed in the Punjab and Haryana high court in 1994.
"This court permits the prosecution to lead secondary evidence in the form available under provisions of the Indian Evidence Act.
"It is made clear that senior public prosecutor has to keep in mind that in order to prove contents of the affidavits, the person to be examined in relation to the affidavits must be the one who has read their or its contents and understood the same," the court said.
The case pertains to alleged involvement of Sumedh Singh Saini, the then SSP of Ludhiana, in the kidnapping and murder of Vinod Kumar, Ashok Kumar and their driver Mukhtiar Singh in 1994 in Ludhiana.
The three victims were murdered allegedly at the behest of Saini who had hatched a conspiracy in connivance with other accused cops Sukhmohinder Singh Sandhu, Paramjit Singh and Balbir Tiwari.