HC bars arrest of ex-Punjab top cop Saini

Wednesday 15th September 2021 07:16 EDT

The Punjab and Haryana high court has barred the arrest of former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini in “all cases pending or likely to be registered or where he is sought to be implicated” by the police till the assembly elections slated for February next year. The court also ordered a complete stay on any investigation in all the FIRs pending against him. The court passed the orders on a petition by Saini seeking investigation in any matter registered against him be handed over to CBI or to any other independent agency outside Punjab. Saini had also urged the HC to keep any proposal for arresting him, in any criminal matter, in abeyance for a specific period so as to enable him to seek recourse to his legal remedies.

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