By Sikh Sangat News, Sep 8, 2006
Mrs Paramjit Kaur Khalra, widow of Human Rights
activist Jaswant Singh Khalra, who the Sikh community and Human Rights
Groups state was kidnapped and later liquidated by Punjab Police
personnel in 1995, is filing a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High
Court seeking completion of the CBI investigation into the case via-a-vis
the then DGP, Punjab, Mr K.P. Gill.
In her petition, Mrs Khalra is praying that despite
evidence, including statement of prosecution witness Kuldeep Singh, who
reportedly told the CBI about the role allegedly played by Mr Gill in
the disappearance of Mr Khalra, the CBI has adopted a policy of go-slow
insofar as Mr Gill was concerned.
She has pointed out despite the damning testimony of
Kuldeep Singh, the CBI chose not to make him a prosecution witness.
It was only after Mrs Khalra filed an application in
court in August 1988, requesting that Kuldeep Singh be made a witness,
that the court ordered so and he was made a witness and his statement
As per her, Kuldeep Singh's testimony, including the
sequence of events, clearly pointed to the role of Mr Gill in the case.
In accordance with her petition, during the trial of
some of the accused, it became evident Mr Gill was one of the main
conspirators in the abduction, illegal detention, torture and alleged
murder of her husband.
She stated that the murder would not have been
possible without the direct involvement and that there was a prima facie
case for further investigation into his role.
It may be recalled that sometime back, a Patiala
court awarded life sentence to a Punjab Police DSP and a serving
Inspector for their role in the crime. Four other cops were awarded
seven years' rigorous imprisonment.
Immediately after the judgment, Mrs Paramjit Kaur and
her lawyer, Mr Rajvinder Singh Bains, had termed the punishment ‘‘too
little, too late’’.
They had also demanded that the CBI register a case
against the former DGP.
Tomorrow, Mr Khalra's widow and Human Rights activist
Ram Narayan Kumar are scheduled to address a press conference with
regard to Mr Gill’s role in the entire case.
Indian police arrested Human Rights activist Jaswant
Singh Khalra (pictured) after he exposed their policy of mass cremation
of Sikhs, in which over 50,000 Sikhs have been arrested, tortured, and
murdered, then their bodies were declared unidentified and secretly
Khalra's body was not given to his family. All this
time has elapsed and nobody has been brought to justice for the
kidnapping and murder of Jaswant Singh Khalra.