Sikh leader Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind acquitted by Jalandhar court; Release expected today

Jalandhar, Punjab: A local court here today acquitted Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) president Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind in a two years old case. Bhai Kulvir Singh, who is also a member of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) from Phillaur constituency was brought to Jalandhar from Nabha Jail to hear the decision. Additional District and Sessions Judge Mandip Singh Dhillon acquitted Bhai Kulvir Singh from all charges levelled against by the Punjab police.

Bhai Kulvir Singh was framed in case because of political reasons by the Punjab police at the behest of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal). Badal Dal had ordered this case with intention to keep Bhai Kulvir Singh out of public sphere after he defeated Badal Dal candidate in SGPC elections from Phillaur constituency.

It is notable that Nawanshehr Police had arrested Bhai Kulbir Singh from his Barapind Village, near Phillaur, based residence on the intervening night of 19 and 20 September, 2012. He was charged under 107/151 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and were sent to Ludhiana Jail.

Next day the Goraya Police has registered a case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 against Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) president Bhai Kulbir Singh. Police fabricated the recovery of 1 Pistol, 1 Air Gun and two bullet-proof jackets from Bhai Kulvir Singh while he was confined in Ludhaina jail.

Notably the Punjab and Haryana High Court judges did not decide bail plea of Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind during the pendency of case, as a result he had to spent more than two years behind the bars in this case.

The trial court rejected the police case baseless and found Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind not guilty of any of the offences mentioned in the charge-sheet.

Bhai Mandhir Singh, Secretary General of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that Bhai Kulvir Singh is expected to released from Maximum Security Jail, Nabha this evening.

Source: SikhSiyasat.Net

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