Complete Harpreet murder trial in 6 months: SC to Patiala
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Last Updated: Friday, January 08, 2010, 23:11
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the trial court in Patiala to complete in six months the trial relating to the murder of Harpreet Kaur allegedly at the instance of her own mother and former Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur who opposed her marriage to a youth.

A bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and A K Patnaik passed the direction after counsel Nidesh Gupta, appearing for Kanwaljit Singh, husband of the deceased, alleged witnesses in the case were being threatened and the trial was getting delayed for the past eight years.

Harpreet Kaur died on the night of April 21, 2000, and CBI alleged her body was cremated in a hurry. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had, acting on a PIL, directed CBI to investigate the mysterious death of Harpreet.

According to Kanwaljit, Harpreet was murdered at the alleged instance of the former SGPC chief who was opposed to their marriage.

CBI had arrested Paramjeet Singh, Sanjeev Kumar, Harvinder Kumar, Ms Satya and Dalwinder Kaur in connection with the case while Personal Security Officer to Jagir Kaur, SI Nihal Singh, had surrendered before the investigating agency.

However, Bibi Jagir Kaur was granted bail by Punjab and Haryana High Court.


First Published: Friday, January 08, 2010, 23:11

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