SIT summons Sumedh Saini in sacrilege, firing cases

Former Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini has been summoned by the Punjab Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the cases of sacrilege and firing incidents in Punjab in 2015.Saini, a high-profile police officer, who was DGP during the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) government in Punjab, has been asked to appear before the SIT at the Punjab Police headquarters here on February 25.The SIT is investigating the reasons behind the firing on Sikh protesters, agitating against sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib, during the SAD-BJP regime (2007-2017).The SIT has already arrested two senior police officers — Inspector General (IG) of Police Parampal Singh Umranangal and former Moga Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Charanjit Sharma — in connection with the firing incidents.

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