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As per a status report submitted by police final 12 months, a staff had gone to Jashandeep’s native deal with but failed to discover him. (Representational)

The Additional District and Sessions Court of Chandigarh has sought a status report concerning ideas made to Chandigarh Police a 12 months in the past in reference to finding a man who allegedly did not seem throughout his personal trial in a case of kidnapping and ‘outraging the modesty of a woman’, and later bought acquitted in 2007.

The accused, Jashandeep Singh, was additionally accused of impersonation by a petitioner in an utility the latter moved in courtroom in 2013.

The case

In April 1999, 4 individuals — Jashandeep Singh, Harkamal Deep Singh, Devinder Pal Singh and Sumeet Singh — have been booked on the grievance of a lady who alleged that on the intervening evening of April 10 and 11, 1999, the accused met her and her good friend, and forcibly separated the 2 ladies in two vehicles at gunpoint. The ladies in some way managed to escape, rushed to a police station and filed a grievance. Police had then arrested the 4 accused beneath IPC sections relating to kidnapping, outraging the modesty of a lady and the Arms Act. In 2007, the accused have been acquitted after the prosecution failed to show costs in opposition to the accused beneath sections 323 (voluntarily inflicting damage), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing lady to compel her marriage) of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act.

However, in 2013, petitioner Hirday Pal Singh had moved an utility by his counsel Advocate Kuldeep Singh Ahluwalia alleging that Jashandeep Singh was not in the nation throughout the trial of the case, and the accused may need been in another country throughout your entire interval of the trial.

What the courtroom  mentioned final 12 months

On October 4, 2018, the courtroom of ADJ Sanjiv Joshi had urged to the Chandigarh Police that, “The British High Commission, Delhi, may be approached through proper channels to get the details of Indian nationals who have become naturalised citizens of the UK from the year 2001 to 2015.”

The order had additional mentioned, “The Ministry of External Affairs may be approached to get a list of all Indian nationals who have gone abroad and returned between 2001 and 2015” and “call details of the father of the accused, Balwant Singh, may be obtained along with the copy of the visa application that he has submitted to the UK embassy, whenever he had gone there in the last 18 years i.e. years 2001 to 2018”.

As per a status report submitted by police final 12 months, a staff had gone to Jashandeep’s native deal with but failed to discover him. It additionally mentioned that Jashandeep’s father Balwant Singh had “in earlier statements, told police that Jashandeep is a British citizen. Thus police…contacted the Foreign Registration Office, which said that no foreign national in the name of Jashandeep has been registered in their branch from 1999 to 2018”. They had additionally verified from the regional passport officer concerning Jashandeep, but no particulars concerning the title and different credentials have been discovered.

While police had submitted a CFSL report on the hand-writing of Jashandeep — his signatures throughout courtroom hearings — but that they had not complied with the opposite three ideas of the courtroom to decide whether or not Jashandeep Singh was current or absent throughout the trial from 2001 to 2007.

The Court of ADJ Gagan Geet Kaur has directed the Chandigarh Police to adjust to the ideas made in October 2018, and submit the report on November 14 this 12 months.

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