Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 21
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, to represent a board and expeditiously conduct the second postmortem of alleged gangster Jaipal Singh Bhullar.
The route by Justice Avneesh Jhingan of the High Court got here on a petition filed by Bhullar’s father Bhupinder Singh. Bhullar and one other particular person had been killed in an encounter with a particular process pressure of the West Bengal Police in Kolkata. Jaipal’s father and different family had subsequently claimed that they noticed some “uncommon marks” on the physique.
Justice Jhingan famous that the physique of the petitioner’s son was mendacity at his place for nearly 9 days and rejection of his prayer for the second autopsy on the present stage may end in irreversible injury. Justice Jhingan additionally made it clear that the order was being handed after ignoring the technicalities and contemplating the character of the aid sought.
Appearing on the PGIMER’s behalf, senior advocate Amit Jhanji assured Justice Jhingan’s Bench that the needful can be achieved for complying with the Court instructions. The counsel for the petitioner, in flip, submitted that the daddy would himself carry the physique to the PGIMER as he was not prepared at hand it over to the police.
“Let the petitioner hand over the physique of his son to PGIMER, Chandigarh on June 22 at 10 am for conducting the second postmortem”, Justice Jhingan asserted, whereas directing the handing over of the report’s copies to the petitioner, the Punjab Police, and different authorities involved.
Justice Jhingan added it will have been applicable to listen to the West Bengal authorities in regular circumstances. But the petition was being determined at the moment itself, contemplating that point was the essence and in view of the Supreme Court instructions.
The matter was positioned earlier than Justice Jhingan’s Bench after it was remanded again by the Supreme Court with observations that the Punjab and Haryana High Court erred in initially dismissing the petition on the bottom that the demise had occurred in Kolkata and the postmortem examination too was carried out there.
Claiming that the character of accidents confirmed Bhullar was shot point-blank, his father had requested for issuance of instructions to the State of Punjab to conduct the second postmortem both at Chandigarh PGIMER, AIIMS Delhi, or some impartial institute “to the know the precise element and nature of the accidents precipitated on account of police torture on the assorted components of the physique”.