US NRI Bhupinder Singh booked in another case

CRIMbsinghUS citizen and member of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Amritsar, Bhupinder Singh Cheema, was booked by the Batala police shortly after his release from a Gurdaspur jail where he had been lodged for harbouring an offender who escaped from custody or whose apprehension had been ordered.

The Batala police presented Cheema before a civil judge and requested his police remand but the court refused and Cheema was sent back to Gurdaspur jail.

The SAD Amritsar leaders have accused the Punjab police of working under political pressure and framing their party leaders and members under false charges.