Bathinda SP's file of probe sought
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the state of Punjab to produce the file pertaining to the investigation done by Bathinda's Superintendent of Police (Detective) on the basis of which prime accused in a case under the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was declared innocent.
Pronouncing the directions, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar observed, "Counsel for the petitioner submits that the main culprit abused the complainant in a very objectionable manner and has been declared innocent by the police. Yet the petitioner against whom the only allegation is that he participated in beating up the complainant is being proceeded against on the basis of the FIR."
The Judge added, "In view of the matter, the state government is directed to produce the file of investigation done by Bathinda SP (Detective) on the basis of which the accused has been declared innocent."