The case of a mother and daughter

Jagir Kaur has served as Cabinet Minister in Punjab on more than one occasion and was the first and only woman President of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. She is President of women wing of the Akali Dal.The trial court had also held: “A conspiracy was hatched for terminating Harpreet’s pregnancy with accused Bibi Jagir Kaur. However, because the status, political and social, of Bibi was to be safeguarded at all costs, the latter distanced herself from the process of executing the conspiracy and accused Dalwinder Kaur Dheshi, Paramjit Singh Raipur and Nishan Singh, along with approver Dr Balwinder Singh Sohal, took upon themselves to accomplish the object of conspiracy by keeping Bibi Jagir Kaur informed of the developments from time to time”.

The judgment on the appeal was reserved in October. The premier investigating agency has all along been claiming that the trial judge failed to appreciate that Harpreet’s death was homicidal, and “committed a grave error in law in not giving a finding that the death was under mysterious circumstances”.
The investigating agency had asserted that her acquittal of murder charge and destroying evidence was not justified from the record.
The CBI had added in its appeal that Harpreet was abducted on March 18, 2000, from Chandigarh after being sedated. She was confined at her trusted friend Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi’s residence Jasdil Mansion in Phagwara.
Her pregnancy was terminated against her will on March 20, 2000, at Kartarpur by Dhesi, Bibi’s political confidant Paramjeet Singh and approver Dr Balwinder Singh Sohal.

Timeline

March 18, 2000: Prosecution alleges Harpreet was abducted from Chandigarh after being sedated and was confined in Phagwara
March 20: The prosecution alleges her pregnancy was terminated against her will at Kartarpur
March 30, 2012: Bibi Jagir Kaur convicted
May 7: The Punjab and Haryana High Court admits her appeal in Harpreet abduction case

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