May 7, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Punjab police maintained that it acted promptly against ‘controversial Punjabi pop singer’ Sidhu Moose Wala and booked him after a video went viral showing Moosewala firing an AK47 with the help of police personnel. Besides booking Sidhu Moose Wala, the police also put police personnel involved in the incident under suspension. But legal experts do not agree and see it differently.
Advocate Navkiran Singh, a high court lawyer asked Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta that why sections of Arms Act were not added to FIR registered against Sidhu Moose Wala.
@DGPPunjabPolice @PunjabPoliceInd Why no sections of Arms act have been added in the FIR in the incident of firing by Singer moosewala. Kindly ensure that the law takes its course. @capt_amarinder pic.twitter.com/VW2BePmXmf
— NAVKIRAN SINGH ADV. (@singhlawyers) May 5, 2020
Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, another lawyer, also took a similar stance.
In a video talk with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur maintained that the promptness on the part of Punjab DGP was actually to favour and save Sidhu Moose Wala.
@PunjabPoliceInd #Fir against #sidhumoosewala has prima facie flaw as no section of #ArmsAct is mentioned. @DGPPunjabPolice must b aware that incident also invites sec. 336 of IPC & Sec. 25/27 of Arms Act. Is @PunjabPoliceInd paying back Moose Wala for supporting it earlier ??
— Jaspal Singh Manjhpur (@manjhpur) May 5, 2020
“Had the regular procedure of Punjab police taken place in this case, the FIR should have included section 25 & 27 of Arms Act and section 336 of IPC. FIR registered on intervention of DGP is registered only for violating curfew, which comparatively is a very serious offence” said Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur while adding that “the promptness, thus, seems to have taken place in order to save Sidhu Moose Wala from serious charges”.
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