Mass suicide case: 5 get 8 yrs in jail, DSP to serve 4 yrs

Last Modified Wednesday, 19 February 2020 (18:01 IST)
Amritsar: A local court on Wednesday awarded eight years imprisonment to five accused, including a former DIG and two women, and four years sentence to the in the mass case.
The court of Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Singh Bajwa also imposed a fine of Rs 23,000 each on the five accused and Rs 20,000 on the DSP.
 
The court had convicted all the six accused, including former DIG Kultar Singh and DSP Hardev Singh, on February 17 and announced the quantum of punishment today.
 
Five accused were awarded eight years sentence while the DSP got four years imprisonment in the mass suicide case.
 
It may be recalled that Hardeep Singh, his wife, mother and two children allegedly committed suicide on October 31, 2004, after consuming poison but before the suicide, they had written a note on walls of a room of their house and had also sent copies of the suicide note to their friends and acquaintances by post.
 
Former DIG Kultar Singh was then posted as the Senior Superintendent of Police, and DSP Hardev as SHO of C Division police station when the family took the extreme step.(UNI)