Jagir Kaur acquitted in daughter’s death case

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday acquitted former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur and co-accused in her daughter Harpreet Kaur’s death case.Pronouncing the order in an open court at about 10 am, Justice AB Chaudhari and Justice Kuldip Singh allowed her appeal and set aside the Patiala CBI special court order of awarding her five years’ imprisonment, along with a fine of Rs 5,000.Kaur, through senior advocate JS Bedi, had moved the High Court after she was convicted of abduction and forcible abortion of her daughter. Both Bibi and the CBI had filed appeals in the case.The trial court in her case had held: “The prosecution has been able to prove that accused Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi, Paramjit Singh Raipur and Nishan Singh abducted Harpreet, who was a major, by deceitful means….”Dhesi was Bibi’s “trusted friend” and related to Raipur, who was Bibi’s political confidant.

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