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Akali leader Bibi Jagir Kaur acquitted by HC in connection with death of her daughter

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Akali leader Bibi was on Tuesday acquitted by the and in the case of forcible abortion and abduction of her daughter, who had died under mysterious circumstances in April 2000.

A division bench of justices A B Chaudhari and Kuldip Singh also acquitted three other accused, setting aside the 2012 verdict of which had sentenced them and Kaur to five years imprisonment in the case.

"The court acquitted Bibi and three others accused in this case, said on Tuesday.

The high court also dismissed the appeal of the CBI and complainant Kamaljit Singh, who claimed to be the husband of Kaur's daughter Harpreet, filed against the judgement acquitting Kaur of murder charge.

The CBI had probed the matter on the directions of the high court after had approached the court following Harpreet's death in 2000.

The other three accused were Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi, Paramjit Singh Raipur and Nishan Singh.

After Bibi was convicted, she had to resign as in in 2012.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 17:50 IST