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Kuljeet Singh Dhatt,another victim

Manpreet Randhwa reports the sad tale of Prakash Kaur, Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s sister whose son-in-law disappeared in 1989.

india Updated: May 08, 2007 02:46 IST
Manpreet Randhawa
Manpreet Randhawa

Kuljeet Singh Dhatt, 35, was the son-in-law of Parkash Kaur, Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s sister. He was from Ambala Jattan in Hoshiarpur district.

Fate: He disappeared in 1989; his family never found his body. He was allegedly killed by five police officials, including Jaspal Singh and Ajit Singh Sandhu.

Family: Kuljeet’s brother Harbhajan Singh, and his mother-in-law Parkash Kaur have pursued the case for 18 years. “The state is in favour of the police,” said Harbhajan. Parkash Kaur, now in Canada, said she might withdraw the case.

Case: For the past 10 years, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has been hearing a case against the five police officers for abducting Kuljeet with a motive to murder. Sandhu, one of the five officers, ended his life under a train, and Jaspal is serving a life sentence in a similar case. But Harbhajan wants Jaspal and the other officers to be brought to justice in Kuljeet’s case.

First Published: May 08, 2007 02:17 IST