Mohali: A criminal complaint for perjury
has been filed against two senior Punjab Police officers
charging them with furnishing false information during trial
of a corruption case in which Chief Minister Parkash Singh
Badal and his relatives were acquitted.
The complaint was filed against Punjab Vigilance
Bureau Joint Director Surinder Pal Singh and Punjab Police
Inspector General of Police (IGP) BK Uppal on October 25 in
the court of Duty Magistrate Amanpreet Singh. It was later
forwarded to Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM)
Additional District and Sessions Judge R K Aggarwal
had ordered that perjury proceedings be initiated against the
duo for furnishing "false" information before the court and
instituting criminal proceedings against Badal, his wife
Surinder Kaur Badal, son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir
Singh Badal and their close relatives and associates "without
any lawful ground".
Acting on the complaint, the SDJM issued summons to
both Singh and Uppal.
The court on October one had acquitted the Chief
Minister and other accused in the seven-year-old corruption
and disproportionate assets case filed against them during the
Amarinder Singh-led Congress regime.
While Singh was Investigating Officer, Uppal was
Supervisory Officer in the case in which a charge sheet was
filed on November 22, 2003.