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SSP now says lifer in sedition case operated from prison


NAWANSHAHR: In the fresh FIR registered towards Arvinder Singh, who has already been convicted along with two others for waging struggle towards the Government of India and has now been accused of providing a pistol and bullets to one Gurdeep Singh even supposing he used to be in prison since his arrest in May 2016, Nawanshahr SSP has now claimed that the convict Arvinder operated from jail.

Arvinder and 3 others have been booked under the Arms Act and the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) at the foundation of "disclosure" by Gurdeep Singh, who used to be arrested on January 17, 2019, by Mukandpur police in a case registered under the NDPS Act.

In the FIR registered on February 7, at Balachaur Sadar police station police claimed that Arvinder equipped a pistol and six bullets to Gurdeep and requested him to avenge sacrilege at villages Saroya and Bichhori.

The FIR additionally claimed that Arvinder had referred to as up Gurdeep on WhatsApp, requested him to gather Rs 1.80 lakh from Delhi and then equipped the weapon and bullets to him and one Jaspreet Singh.

The FIR used Punjabi words muhaia karvaaia (equipped) and dita (gave) for the purpose.

However, the sacrileges at Saroya and Bichhodi had taken position in January 2017 and June 2018 respectively and Arvinder, arrested on May 25, 2016, used to be never released on bail till his conviction on January 31 and sentencing on February five final.

The latest FIR does not point out that he operated from prison.

Asked about this apparent contradiction, Balachaur DSP Rajpal Singh, who is investigating officer within the case, had told NewsTread on Monday evening, "I questioned him (Gurdeep) and he told me that he (Arvinder) was out of jail then".

When NewsTread had pointed that Arvinder used to be never released on bail, DSP insisted that he used to be out of prison and did not point out that he operated from prison. Arvinder used to be taken on police remand on Saturday for seven days.


While on Monday past due evening Nawanshahar SSP Deepak Hilori had refused to provide an explanation for the plain contradiction within the police declare, on Tuesday he mentioned that Arvinder had operated from prison.


"There are many ways people can contact from jail also. Right now I can tell only this much. We are verifying everything. Right now things are like this only and things will be clear later."


However, when requested that investigating DSP had mentioned on Monday that Arvinder used to be out of prison (when he equipped the weapon), SSP mentioned, "I don't know what he told you". SSP additionally mentioned that Arvinder used to be being questioned by other agencies.




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