Amritsar cable operator’s suicide: Prime accused sent to judicial custody
A day after being arrested, Sarabjit Singh Raju, the prime accused in the Amritsar cable operator’s suicide case, was sent to judicial custody on Saturday.Updated: Apr 05, 2015 10:04 IST
A day after being arrested, Sarabjit Singh Raju, the prime accused in the Amritsar cable operator’s suicide case, was sent to judicial custody on Saturday.
The department will produce the other two suspects — SAD leader Prithpal Singh Lalli and Gurwinder Singh Babbi — arrested on Thursday and in police custody now, before the court on Sunday.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) (special) Harjit Brar said, “We had sought police custody for Raju. Now, he will be taken to jail on Sunday morning as his medical examination could not be conducted till Saturday evening.”
The police have been under pressure since local cable operator Jaswinder Singh Jassi committed suicide alleging harassment at the hands of some people.
In his suicide note, Jassi had named Sarabjit Singh Raju and Lalli. Babbi’s name was given to the police in a separate complaint by Balbir Kaur, the wife of the deceased. Jassi attempted suicide on March 28 and died in an Amritsar hospital on March 30.
When asked as to what had Babbi and Lalli revealed in police custody, the ADCP said, “They admitted to business disputes with the deceased, but claimed that these were old issues.”
Meanwhile, people from various walks of life and leaders from different political parties visited the residence of Jassi on his bhog ceremony on Saturday. There have been strident demands from all quarters for justice to be delivered in the case.
First Published: Apr 04, 2015 22:48 IST