Cancellation Report by Punjab Police. Ex-army chief fails to join probe, FIR against Captain’s kin scrapped.
In this post, we will discuss about the case against Captain Amarjit Singh (retd) filed by General JJ Singh for stopping him from garlanding the latter’s statue during his election campaign on January 24th 2017.
Facts of the case: This case hit the headlines during the 2017 assembly elections in which General JJ Singh was a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate against Amarinder from the Patiala assembly segment. On February 8th 2017, General JJ Singh lodged a complaint against Captain Amarjit Singh (retd), grandson of freedom fighter Sewa Singh Thikriwala, for stopping him from garlanding the latter’s statue during his election campaign on January 24th 2017. On his complaint, an FIR was registered at the Civil Lines police station under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
Law on the topic: Based on the complaint, an FIR was registered at the Civil Lines police station under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
Contentions of the Petitioner: In his complaint, General Singh alleged that he was carrying out a cycle rally during his campaign and on the way, he wanted to pay tributes to Thikriwala, but the accused stopped him from garlanding the freedom fighter’s statue. In fact, the SAD nominee was publicly snubbed by Captain Amarjit, who had accused the former of using the statue of Thikriwala for political gains. After a verbal duel, General Singh put the garland on the outer boundary wall of monument.
Decision of the case: After losing elections, General Singh failed to join investigation. The police sent several reminders to him, but to no avail. Later, the police filed cancelation report in court, which also issued several summons, but he didn’t appear.
Conclusion: Due to the fact that General Singh failed to join the investigation even after the police sent several reminders to him, the FIR against Captain Amarjit Singh has been scrapped as even after issuing several summons to him he didn’t appear in court.
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