CHANDIGARH: Consequent to the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Punjab Government on Friday constituted a new three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT), comprising of senior IPS officers, and directed it to full the investigations into the Kotkapura firing incident, ideally in six months, as per the court docket’s orders.
Disclosing this right here at this time, an official spokesperson stated that the newly constituted SIT, comprising ADGP/Vigilance Bureau L.Ok. Yadav, Commissioner of Police Ludhiana Rakesh Agarwal and DIG Faridkot Range Surjit Singh, would examine the 2 FIRs (dated Oct 14, 2015 and Aug 7, 2018) registered in reference to the Kotkapura firing incidents. As per the orders issued by the Home Department, the SIT would guarantee meticulous compliance of the instructions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court stipulating that there can be no interference from any quarter; inside or exterior, within the investigations.
The order explicitly states that the SIT shall work collectively, and all its members would put their signatures on all of the proceedings of the investigation and the ultimate report. The members of the SIT would even be cited as witnesses within the listing because the investigating officers, the order states.
The order additional states that the SIT wouldn’t report to any State government or police authority relating to the investigations and would report solely to the involved Magistrate, in accordance with regulation. The members of SIT have been additionally directed not leak any a part of the investigation and chorus from interacting with media relating to the assorted features of the investigations. Further, the SIT members wouldn’t reply, immediately or not directly, to any doubt or opinion expressed by anybody relating to the continued investigations.
The SIT has been authorised to search help of different particular person(s) and consultants for the aim of the investigation, added the spokesperson.