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Bail pleas of 3 cops rejected

Were booked in case related to 2015 police firing during protests against sacrilege

A court here on Saturday rejected the anticipatory bail applications filed by three officers booked in connection with the 2015 police firing at people protesting over the desecration of religious scriptures.

District and Sessions Judge Harpal Singh rejected the bail pleas of the then Fazilka Superintendent of Police Bikramjit Singh, Inspector Pardip Singh and the then SHO Amarjit Singh.

“The anticipatory bail pleas have been rejected by the court,” Faridkot District Attorney Rajnish Kumar said.

The court had heard the arguments of both the sides on Friday and reserved the order for Saturday.

The three officers had filed anticipatory bail applications after an SIT arrested the then Moga SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma on January 27. Sharma was arrested in connection with the police firing at Behbal Kalan in Fardikot district that killed two people. He was leading a police team that allegedly opened fire at the protesters.

Sharma was arrested after the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed a petition challenging the findings of the Ranjit Singh Commission.

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