Double murder case: Deceased cop's father moves application to conclude the case

Updated on Jul 28, 2015 10:56 PM IST
Kasmira Singh Gill, father of former Moga deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Balraj Singh Gill who was brutally murdered along with a woman, Monika Kapila, at a farmhouse on Hambran Road in February 2012, has moved an application in court seeking conclusion of the case and pronouncement of the verdict.
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Hindustan Times | By, Ludhiana

Kasmira Singh Gill, father of former Moga deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Balraj Singh Gill who was brutally murdered along with a woman, Monika Kapila, at a farmhouse on Hambran Road in February 2012, has moved an application in court seeking conclusion of the case and pronouncement of the verdict.

In the application moved in the court of additional sessions judge Priya Sood, through his counsel Harpreet Singh Sandhu, Kashmira Singh Gill said the case of double murder is at the concluding stage and the defence counsel has been delaying the matter for more than two months on one pretext or the other.

He said the accused, through the defence counsel, had filed an application under Section 45 of the Indian Evidence Act on June 2, requesting the court to seek definite scientific opinion of an expert. The application claimed there were two different views about the date and time of clicking the photographs of the place of occurrence as shown, while display of compact discs before the court on May 27. Finding the application vague and without merits, the court had dismissed it.

The accused filed another application before the sessions court on June 6 for the transfer of the trial to any other court of additional sessions judge in Ludhiana. After arguments on merit, the application of the defence counsel was dismissed on July 3.

On July 16, the defence counsel sought adjournment for 10-12 days on the pretext that they want to transfer the present sessions trial from Ludhiana to some other district, and in this regard they are going to file a petition before the Punjab and Haryana high court.

Gill said no such petition has been filed before the high court till July 26. He accused the defence counsel of intentionally delaying the pending proceedings and bypass the high court order, dated January 22, whereby the trial court was directed to expedite the trial.

The applicant pleaded that in view of the facts the case be concluded in the interest of justice.

Case history

February 1, 2012: Moga DSP Balraj Singh Gill and Monika Kapila Bajaj's bodies recovered from a farmhouse on Hambran Road
April 5-7, 2012: Six accused arrested
June 12, 2012: Cops produce chargesheet in court
January 15, 2013: Ludhiana additional sessions court frames charges against all six accused

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    Tarsem Singh Deogan is a senior reporter at Ludhiana. He has 16 years of experience in journalism. He has covered all beats and now focuses on crime reporting.

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