The petitioner alleged that the case was the result of ‘political vendetta’ and when he approached the High Court, a false case was allegedly registered against him
THE CENTRAL Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed the charge sheet against 15 people, including the son of former cabinet minister Tota Singh, in connection with a four-year-old case of falsely implicating a Moga-based man. The chargesheet was filed in a special CBI court on Tuesday.
The chargesheet has been filed under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 171(f) (undue influence or personation at an election ), 192 (fabricating false evidence), 193 (false evidence), 218 (public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment or property from forfeiture), 220 (commitment for trial or confinement by person having authority who knows that he is acting contrary to law), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The CBI had registered a case in May 2017 on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Those named in the charge sheet include Harbans Singh, Barjinder Singh alias Makhan Brar, son of former cabinet minister Tota Singh, Narinder Singh, Parampal Singh, Paramjeet Singh, Hakikat Singh, Jaswant Singh, Jagir Singh, Jagroop Singh, Rashpal Singh, Abhinav Kumar, Mohkam Singh, Harpal Singh, Ravi Sher Singh and Satwinder Singh Virk.
Kulvir Singh, the petitioner, had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging that he and his associates were not allowed to contest the elections of directors of Primary Co-operative Agriculture Development Bank (PADB) Limited at Dharmkot.
He alleged that the case was the result of ‘political vendetta’ and when he approached the High Court, a false case was allegedly registered against him under sections 420 (cheating), 272 (whoever adulterates any article of food or drink), 273 (the accused must either sell, or offer or expose for sale, any article as food or drink) of the IPC and the Food Safety Act against him at Kot Ise Khan police station in Moga district on March 24, 2014.
Kulvir Sigh also alleged that the case was registered against him at the behest of senior SAD leader Tota Singh and his son Makhan Brar.
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