SIT summons former Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini again in Kotkapura police firing case

SIT summons former Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini again in Kotkapura police firing case

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the 2015 Kotkapura police firing incident has again summoned former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for his alleged role in the incident.

The SIT led by ADGP LK Yadav has asked Saini to appear before the team on November 29. The SIT has quizzed Saini twice earlier.

The latest summon assumes significance as the SIT members had recently visited the firing site in Kotkapura. During the fresh round of questioning, the SIT is likely to focus of Saini’s previous responses about the ground situation in Kotkapura when the police resorted to lathicharge and firing. Officials may match his responses with the findings made by the SIT from their spot visit or questioning of other persons and officials involved in the incident.

The site visit was made to ascertain, among other things, if the persons injured in police firing were sitting on the road or charging at the police. The police have maintained that it opened fire in self-defence against a mob that had attacked them.

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