Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 30. Convicted in the Harpreet abduction case along with Bibi Jagir Kaur, her personal security officer and relative Nishan Singh has sought suspension of sentence on medical grounds.
Taking up his petition, Justice RK Garg of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation for May 29.
Nishan Singh and others were sentenced to five years for offences ranging from “causing miscarriage without the woman’s consent” to criminal conspiracy.
His petition comes about a month after a trial court held: “The prosecution has been able to prove that accused Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi, Paramjit Singh Raipur and Nishan Singh abducted Harpreet Kaur, who was a major, by deceitful means?.”
Dhesi was Bibi’s “trusted friend” and related to Paramjit Singh Raipur, Bibi’s political confidant.
The trial court had also held: “A conspiracy was hatched with accused Bibi Jagir Kaur for terminating Harpreet’s pregnancy. However, because the Bibi’s status, political and social, was to be safeguarded at all costs, the latter distanced herself from the process of executing the conspiracy and accused Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi, Paramjit Singh Raipur and Nishan Singh, along with approver Dr Balwinder Singh Sohal, took upon themselves to accomplish the object of conspiracy by keeping Bibi Jagir Kaur informed of developments from time to time”.