NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini in a case of alleged abduction and murder of a man, the FIR for which was lodged 29 years after the alleged commission of the crime in 1991.
An SC bench said in the event of Punjab police arresting Saini, he would be released on bail on furnishing a personalbail bond of Rs 1 lakh and two sureties of the like amount. A Mohali court and Punjab and Haryana HC had rejected Saini’s plea for anticipatory bail. Saini had challenged the HC order relating to alleged abduction of junior engineer with Punjab government Balwant Singh Multani and an attempt to murder bid on Saini, who was SSP, Chandigarh then.
An SC bench said in the event of Punjab police arresting Saini, he would be released on bail on furnishing a personal