Govt dedicated to free & truthful probe to guarantee justice for harmless & punishment for responsible
Chandigarh: A Punjab authorities spokesperson on Sunday made it clear that the 6-month time frame for the brand new SIT to conclude the investigation into the Kotkapura firing case was not set by the state authorities but by the High Court.
The new Special Investigation Team (SIT), constituted by the state authorities on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was not, nevertheless, barred by the courtroom to full the probe earlier, even inside two months if potential, mentioned the spokesperson.
Pointing to the High Court order dated April 9, 2021, the spokesperson noticed that as per Direction (vii),
“the investigation of those FIRs shall be concluded as expeditiously as potential, ideally inside a interval of six months from the date of the structure of SIT”. This courtroom path has been merely reproduced in the SIT re-constitution notification issued by the state authorities, which has been particularly barred from interfering in any method, as per Direction (ii) and (iv) of the order, mentioned the spokesperson.
As evident from the courtroom directive, the interval of 6 months is an higher/outer restrict which has been imposed by the High Court, the spokesperson identified, including that the SIT is free to conclude investigation earlier than that.
Reacting to criticism of the federal government on the 6-month deadline, the spokesperson mentioned it was clear that the notification, and the intent, of the state authorities had been misinterpret and misconstrued by sure parts, motivated by vested political pursuits.
The Captain Amarinder led authorities, mentioned the spokesperson, is completely dedicated to guaranteeing a free and truthful investigation into the incident, to guarantee justice for the harmless and punishment for the responsible. In accordance with this dedication, the state authorities had set up the brand new SIT as an alternative of merely contesting the courtroom’s choice to quash the sooner SIT’s investigations, he added.
The new SIT has the clear mandate to begin work instantly and take the investigations to their logical conclusion, with whole compliance with the instructions of the High Court, which has stipulated that there could be not interference from any quarter, exterior or inner, in the investigation course of. Any deviation from the courtroom orders will solely make the SIT weak to motion towards it by the courts, which might merely delay the entire course of as an alternative of expediting it, the spokesperson additional famous.
The spokesperson additional mentioned that the SIT had already performed its first assembly just about on May 8, a day after it was constituted, and began the method of investigations by summoning the case file and different related data from the Faridkot courtroom.
A Punjab authorities spokesperson on Sunday made it clear that the 6-month time frame for the brand new SIT to conclude the investigation into the Kotkapura firing case was not set by the state authorities but by the High Court.