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Govt may remit sentence of 15 Punjab cops


Govt may remit sentence of 15 Punjab cops

Jupinderjit Singh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11

Punjab and the Union Government are mulling relief for 15 policemen convicted during the days of militancy. The list includes an SP, four DSPs, eight inspectors, a Sub-Inspector and an ASI convicted for killings, kidnapping or fake encounters.

Documents accessed by The Tribune reveal that Punjab sent the names of 15 policemen to the Centre some days ago. The Union Home Ministry has reportedly sought more information on the convicts. Officials said relief to these persons had been agreed upon in principle. 

The government had asked for remission of their sentence on grounds of old age and ill-health. The oldest among them is 83 years old and the youngest 63. Once decorated officers, one of them was awarded the President’s Police Medal.  Eight of the convicts are serving life term. The rest are out on bail. Most of them were lodged in Central Jail, Patiala.

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