NRI for false documents to get Canadian citizenship
Eighteen years after the
murder of former MLA Nachhattar Singh Gill,
the father of newly-appointed Punjab DGP P S Gill, the police on
(NRI) one of the seven accused in the case.
Moga, Punjab, Aug. 20, 2009
NRI Jagdev Singh, a Canadian Citizen returned back to Moga, Punjab,
India after 17 years and arrested by police few days ago for submitting
false documents to procure police clearance certificate to get Canadian
citizenship. He was granted bail by the court.
Today, again, the police arrested him by getting production warrants.
The police registered one more case for forgery and cheating under
section 467 IPC. He was also produced in the court for remand.
The court refused the police remand and gave judicial remand for
two weeks. According to the local media:
- NRI Jagdev Singh son of Joginder Singh, was declared proclaimed
- He left India with fake passport and possibility of his involvement
in the murder of Nachattar Singh Gill ( former MLA) in 1991
Nachattar Singh Gill was a father of newly-appointed Punjab DGP
P S Gill. After the murder of Nachattar Singh Gill, six persons
were named in the FIR:
- Three were killed in police encounter
- An FIR under Sections 302, 307, 120-B and 34, IPC, Sections
25, 54 and 59, Arms Act, and Sections 5 and 6, TADA Act, was registered
against Jagdev’s mother Pritam Kaur, brother Hardev Singh,
sister Paramjit Kaur and three others.
- Joginder Singh was allegedly murdered and his family members
were arrested by the police.
- The police had also included Jagdev's name in the case while
producing challan in court.
- NRI Jagdev's mother Pritam Kaur, sister Paramjit Kaur and brother
Hardev were acquitted by the Supreme Court in 1999
- When his family members had been acquitted of murder, Jagdev
came to India in 2003 and applied for police clearance certificate
for Canadian citizenship.
- In January, 2004, the police gave him the certificate and he
went to Canada and got the citizenship there. Now, he holds a
- In 2008, he came to India to clear pending case against him
and surrendered in a court.On the bases of Supreme Court judgement,
Amarjot Kaur Bhatti, additional Sessions Judge granted him bail
allowing him to go to Canada with the condition to appear in her
court on every date.
Paramdeep Singh Gill, a 1974 batch IPS Officer took over as new
Director General of Police of Punjab when Mr. K.K. Attri retired
on June 30, 2009. Mr. Gill emphasized upon officers to be accessible
to the member of the public and to be responsive to the grievances
of the people at large. Community Policing should be a tool to bridge
the perceptional divide between the police and the public. He pointed
out that Punjab has witnessed high rate of Urbanization in recent
years and hence there was a need to come up with effective urban
Paramdeep Singh Gill's elder brother, R S Gill, is Punjab Police
Academy Director and DGP-rank officer. R S Gill is a 1973-batch
Punjab cadre IPS and P S Gill is a 1974 officer of the J&K cadre.
On Our Mind: Big Questions Arise:
- How did NRI Jagdev Singh involve in murder of former MLA Nachattar
Singh Gill in October 1991?
- How he get away with fake passports/ fake documents to
get Canadian citizenship?
- How Canadian Govt. will react for Canadian Passport Holder?