SC Grants Protection To Former Punjab DGP Saini In Multani Murder Case.
The SC has granted interim protection from arrest to ex Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini in the 1991 case of kidnapping and murder of the junior engineer Balwant Singh Multani. The protection will run till further notice by the State within a period of 3 weeks. The interim protection has been given by a division bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice M R Shah and heard the argument in the plea filed by Saini which challenges the September 7 order of the Punjab and Haryana HC wherein his anticipatory bail plea was dismissed. The SC also directed Saini to cooperate with Punjab Police in the investigation. Multani, a junior engineer with Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation was allegedly picked up by the police in December 1991 after a terror attack on Saini that killed three policemen and injured Saini.