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Former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur acquitted in her daughter's murder case

ANI  |  Chandigarh (Punjab), [India] 

The and Haryana on Tuesday acquitted former (SGPC) Bibi in the murder case of her daughter

In 2000, Bibi Jagir Kaur's daughter Harpreet died under mysterious circumstances. Later, an investigation was conducted by the (CBI) on the direction of the High Court, which allegedly found Bibi's involvement in the murder of her daughter.

Earlier, Bibi had been awarded five years imprisonment by the in the capital on March 30, 2012. The court had held her guilty of forceful abortion and illegal confinement of her daughter.

After the pronouncement of the judgment, appealed against the order given by the trial court in the in 2012. Others convicted in the case in 2012 were Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi, Paramjit Singh Raipur, all aides of Jagir Kaur, and

After her conviction, Bibi had to step down as the in the led by then Minister She could not even contest the subsequent Assembly polls held in 2017.

According to media reports, 19-year-old Harpreet was in a relationship with Kamaljit Singh, a resident of district. Bibi was then SGPC and had opposed their marriage. On April 20, 2000, Harpreet was found dead. The matter came to light after Kamaljit filed a petition in the and Haryana High Court, which had ordered for the probe. Singh had also alleged that Bibi had allegedly conspired the murder of her daughter.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 16:13 IST