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Capt. Amarinder Singh to challenge Kotkapura Verdict in Supreme Court

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Kashish Jain

Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has stated that his Government will challenge the orders of the High Court for quashing the investigation of the Punjab Police SIT or removing its chief in the Supreme Court. 

Singh has called the probe into Kotkapur firing case fair, impartial, and unbiased. The CM has reacted to media reports in this regard and has directed the state government’s legal team to examine the orders of the Punjab and Haryana’s High Court.

The team will be doing that as soon as they receive a copy and also be preparing to challenge the same in the apex court if either the SIT probe is directed to be scrapped or its leader is asked to be removed.

The CM said that he has his full faith in the state’s legal team which Siddharth Luthra is heading. Siddharth Luthra is a Senior Advocate from Delhi who represented the State in the case before the High Court.

The Chief Minister has declared his commitment to fulfilling every single poll promise of his government which includes ensuring the much-awaited Justice for the families of the victims of the firing case.

In a way to shower his complete support and surety of justice, CM stated “The case will be taken to its logical conclusion and nobody who is guilty will be spared, irrespective of their political affiliation or position”

Chief Minister has expressed his full confidence in the SIT Chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and the probe conducted under his supervision. He described the SIT Chief as an extremely competent and experienced officer.

The CM further added that neither the changing of the officer nor the setting up of a fresh SIT at this stage was acceptable to his government. 

It was pointed out that the investigations were in an advanced stage, with four challans already filed against persons in the 2015 case that followed the Bargari sacrilege incident, with final reports submitted to the Sessions court for trial.

The Chief Minister slammed SAD president Sukhbir Badal for continuing to play “dirty politics” over such a grave and sensitive issue.