Ludhiana: A local court today framed “attempt to murder charges against MLA Simarjit Singh Bains. Additional Sessions Judge Sonia Kinra today rejected the CBI’s clean chit to Bains and framed attempt to murder charges against all nine accused in Tehsilar Benipal assault case.
As per reports , the accused had cited the CBI clean chit while moving an application seeking discharge in the case which the court declined. It held that prima facie there was sufficient material to frame charges.
Subsequently, charges were framed under Sections 307, 353, 333,148,149 and 120-B of the IPC against the accused. One of the accused, Kamaljit Karwal, has also been charged under Section 27 of the Arms Act, for possessing an unlicensed revolver.
Karwal was the Congress candidate in the Assembly polls from Atam Nagar constituency.
Charges were also framed against Gurpreet Singh, Ravi Sharma, Sarabjit Singh, Rupinder Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Satnam Singh and Jasvir Singh.
In its charge sheet in 2009, the police had endorsed the allegations levelled by the Tehsildar against Bains and other Youth Akali workers.