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Attempt to murder case: Simarjeet Bains appears as accused in Ludhiana court

Charges were framed against Bains and eight others in the case on June 7 this year.

punjab Updated: Jul 20, 2017 21:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains (Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains appeared in a local court on Thursday as an accused in an attempt to murder case registered against him in 2009.

Charges were framed against Bains and eight others in the case on June 7 this year.

As per the prosecution, Bains, who was then a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), and around 40 of his supporters had attacked the then local tehsildar Major Gurjinder Singh Benipal (retired) at his office on June 19, 2009.

The statement of Benipal, complainant in the case, was recorded in the court on Thursday. The case was then adjourned to August 4 for next hearing.

Benipal, who is now a district revenue officer, alleged that besides assaulting him with knives, iron rods and hockeys, the accused had also snatched his licensed revolver before fleeing.

He added that he was attacked for exposing the fake stamp paper scam under the SAD-BJP regime.

The court had dismissed the accused’s application, seeking dismissal of the case registered against them, and had ordered framing of the charges in the previous hearing.

Charges were framed against Bains and the other accused under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 148 (rioting) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), besides Section 27 of the Arms Act.

First Published: Jul 20, 2017 21:42 IST