Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 3. Bibi Jagir Kaur has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging her conviction in an abduction case. Her appeal is expected to come up for hearing next week.
Already, her personal security officer and relative Nishan Singh has sought suspension of sentence on medical grounds and a notice has been issued on his plea to the Central Bureau of Investigation for May 29.
Bibi, Nishan Singh and others were sentenced to five years’ jail for offences ranging from “causing miscarriage without the woman’s consent” to criminal conspiracy.
Her 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 court had also held: “A conspiracy was hatched with accused Bibi Jagir Kaur for terminating Harpreet’s pregnancy. However, because Bibi’s status 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, keeping Bibi Jagir Kaur informed of the developments from time to time”.