Published on June 22, 2022 at 16:22 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation produced Kalyani Singh, the main accused in the murder of national- level shooter and advocate Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu aka Sippy Sidhu in a local court in Chandigarh which sends her to 14 days of Judicial custody.
The accused was sent to Model Burail Jail in Chandigarh. The CBI arrested Kalyani Singh, Daughter of Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, on June 15 after several rounds of interrogation.
On September 20, 2015, Sippy Sidhu had been shot dead at a park in Sector 27 using a .12 bore shot gun.
On Tuesday, Kalyani was produced in the court of Randeep Kumar which sent her to judicial custody. During the proceedings, public prosecutor, Suresh Kumar, who is representing CBI did not seek further remand of the accused, even though the bureau is yet to recover the murder weapon in the case and trace possible assailants.
On the other hand, Kalyani’s lawyer, Advocate Sartej Singh Narula, sought documents which were a part of the CBI’s untraced report filed in the year of 2020.
However, the counsel on behalf of CBI, objected to the same stating that there is no provision to provide documents to the accused till the final report is submitted before the court and the investigation is concluded.
After arresting Kalyani, the CBI had produced her in court and pleaded for 10 days of remand stating that the weapon used in the offence is yet to be identified and recovered.
Further, the bureau stated that they were also yet to find the vehicle used in the crime and to unearth the role of other unknown persons. The court then granted four days remand to CBI.
On producing Kalyani on court after four days wherein the CBI sought seven more days of remand contending that Kalyani was hiding information about the firearm and the unknown assailant who might have helped her.
To conclude the investigation logically the recovery of the .12 bore shot gun and the empty cartridges were very crucial, the bureau pleaded to extend the remand by two days.
Even after six days of police remand, no breakthrough had been made by the probe agency.