The special CBI court hearing the Sippy Sidhu murder case has adjourned the matter till October 20 with directions to the investigation agency to strictly comply with the Punjab and Haryana high court’s October 4 order within of the established period.
On October 4, the high court had directed the CBI to provide investigation documents sought by Kalyani Singh, the main accused in the murder case, within two weeks.
National-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, better known as Sippy Sidhu, was shot dead in a park in Sector 27 on September 20, 2015. His family has maintained that Kalyani, daughter of a former judge of the high court of Punjab and Haryana, Sabina (retd), killed him because they had rejected his marriage proposal.
The case was initially investigated by the Chandigarh police, but in 2016 it was transferred to CBI. At one point, the central agency also submitted a “no follow-up” report. But in June 2022, CBI arrested her and later charged her with murder. As of September 2022, Kalyani has been out on bail.
On Saturday, the murder case came up before the court of CBI special judge Jagjit Singh, where the CBI filed an application seeking intimation on the special leave petition pending before the Supreme Court against the HC order of May 8, when the agency was first ordered to provide an investigation. documents to Kalyani.
The petition included the HC order of October 4, directing CBI to comply with the May 8 order within two weeks. “In view of the said order passed by the high court, CBI is directed to strictly comply with the same within the time granted,” the court ordered, while adjourning the case till October 20 for compliance.