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Justice Gill submits 7th interim report to Punjab CM, recommends cancellation of 21 FIRs

Of the total 4,213 complaints received by it, the commission has so far dealt with 1,074, of which 746 have been dismissed, while action has been recommended on 328 complaints

punjab Updated: May 16, 2018 20:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Mehtab Singh Gill Commission,Punjab,Amarinder Singh
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Justice (retd) Mehtab Singh Gill Commission, formed by the Capt Amarinder Singh government to probe the “false” cases registered under the previous SAD-BJP government, on Wednesday submitted its 7th interim report.

The report recommended cancellation of 21 FIRs “filed maliciously”, while dismissing 158 “frivolous” complaints out of the 179 cases examined by the panel in this round.

Of the total 4,213 complaints received by it, the commission has so far dealt with 1,074, of which 746 have been dismissed, while action has been recommended on 328 complaints.

Besides cancellation of FIRs in 21 cases, the commission, in its 7th interim report, has also recommended disciplinary action against the erring police officers/officials, including registration of FIRs against certain police officials under Section 58 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and Sections 193 and 195 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The panel has also recommended award of adequate monetary compensation to the accused (complainants before the commission) to be recovered from certain police officials, and initiation of proceedings under Section 182 of IPC against author of the FIR and against certain prosecution witnesses.

The dismissals relate to cases of challans being put up in the courts, trials going on in the courts, or there being no political vendetta, or cases wherein complaint is of such a nature which is not concerned with the commission, an official spokesperson said.

First Published: May 16, 2018 20:07 IST