Chandigarh, June 4 (Agency)
The demand of the Punjab government to conduct an inquiry into the murder of singer Sidhu Musewala by a sitting judge of the High Court has been rejected. Sources gave this information on Saturday. He said that a letter has been sent by the court to the state government in this regard. It is being told that in the letter, the High Court administration has told the government that it cannot give one of its judges for investigation.
Significantly, 38 posts of judges are vacant in the High Court, while about 4.50 lakh cases are pending there. There was no immediate reaction from the state government on this. Musewala was shot dead by unidentified assailants on May 29 in Punjab’s Mansa district. Following a demand from Musewala’s father Balkaur Singh, the Punjab government on Monday announced the formation of a judicial commission under the chairmanship of a sitting High Court judge.
Punjab Principal Secretary (Home) Anurag Verma, in a letter to the Registrar General of the High Court on May 30, said, “The government is deeply concerned about this serious incident and the perpetrators of this heinous crime should be brought to justice.” Wants to get to the root of the cause of the murder to bring it up.” He had said, “I have to accept the request of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab to conduct an inquiry in this regard under the chairmanship of a sitting Judge, Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana. Musewala’s family has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking a probe by central agencies into the brutal murder of the famous Punjabi singer. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had on Friday visited Musewala’s house in Mansa and assured the late singer’s family that his killers would be behind bars soon.