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Decade after being acquitted of murder, court orders Rs 20 lakh relief for Amritsar woman

After acquittal, Kaur had filed an application for Rs 10 lakh compensation in an Amritsar court in 2009.

punjab Updated: Aug 25, 2018 10:17 IST
Anil Sharma
Anil Sharma
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
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Advocate Navjot Kaur Chabha (right) with the woman Randeep Kaur.(HT Photo)

A decade after Randeep Kaur, 45, of Dhol Khurd village was acquitted of murdering her father-in-law in 2008, the court of additional chief judicial magistrate Ravi Inder Kaur has ordered the police to acquire 1.5 acre land of her brother-in-law, who had falsely implicated her in 2005, and pay her a compensation of Rs 20 lakh from the proceeds.

After acquittal, Kaur had filed an application for Rs 10 lakh compensation in an Amritsar court in 2009.

“In 2009 itself, a local court had ordered Randeep’s brother-in-law, Jasbir Singh, to pay her Rs 10 lakh compensation. However, Jasbir had challenged this order,” said Navjot Kaur Chabha, Randeep’s advocate.

“After her father-in-law Gurmangat’s death, his younger son, Jasbir, wanted to usurp his 10-acre farm land. When Rupinder, the husband of Randeep, demanded his share, Jasbir and a few relatives thrashed him, following which he went into depression and committed suicide,” Chabha added.

“Instead of booking Jasbir for attempt to murder, the police had booked Randeep in a case related to her father-in-law’s death,” the lawyer went to add.

“My daughter, Jasleen Kaur, was only 4-year-old and son Robin Singh was only 10-year-old when Jasbir, my brother-in-law, got me booked in the false case of my father-in-law’s death,” said Randeep.

Before her arrest, Randeep approached Chabha. “In January, 2006, we lodged a complaint against Jasbir and three others for abetting Rupinder’s suicide,” she said.

First Published: Aug 25, 2018 10:17 IST