Saturday, October 05, 2002

Siau case: summons for Kang, Mewa Singh

Mr Ravinder Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here, today issued orders to summon Kiranbir Singh Kang, a senior leader of the youth wing of the SAD, and Mewa Singh, both accused in the Siau murder case, on November 6 as both have been evading arrest following non-bailable warrants of arrest issued by the court against them on September 7.

In the Siau murder case, the bodies of two minor Dalit children were found floating in a pond of Siau village, near Kharar, on June 22 last year. Mr Dhani Ram, father of one of the two deceased children, had filed a criminal complaint in the court against Kang and others under Sections 302, 201, 120-B and 34 of the IPC to initiate legal proceedings in the case.

On his complaint, after the completion of process for the issuance of non-bailable arrest warrants, the CJM issued non-bailable arrest warrants on September 7 against Kang and Mewa Singh to summon them to the court. Kang subsequently filed an anticipatory bail application on September 18 in the court of the Sessions Judge which was dismissed by the Additional Sessions Judge, Ropar, Mr A.S. Kathuria on September 26.

The non-bailable arrest warrants issued against Kang and Mewa Singh were received back by the court unserved. The SHO of Sohana police station today told the court that the warrants could not be served on Kang and Mewa Singh through the ordinary process. He said the police had raided the areas of Amritsar, Delhi, Batala, SAS Nagar and Chandigarh, but the accused were evading arrest.

In today’s order the CJM mentioned that he was satisfied that the warrants could not be served on the accused Kang and Mewa Singh through the ordinary process. Accordingly, they be summoned through a proclamation and the proclamation be issued immediately for November 6.

Source: The Tribune, October 5, 2002


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