HC dismisses Wazirs brother’s petition

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 5: In the much publicized Chopra family murder case, State High Court today dismissed two petitions filed by Tarlochan Singh Wazir, former National Conference MLC and his elder brother Ajaz Singh Wazir challenging the order of the Sessions Judge whereby charges have been framed against them.
After hearing Senior Advocate P N Raina assisted by Advocate J A Hamal appearing for T S Wazir, former NC MLC and Advocate Anil Sethi appearing for Ajab Singh Wazir, Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar observed, “it is on the basis of some evidences that Trial Judge has presumed that accused has committed offence for which he is required to be charged and put on trial”, adding “the evidence of prosecution witness namely Surinder Singh alias Kala and other two witnesses Rajinder Singh and Ramesh Kumar show that an opinion can be framed at pre-trial stage that there is ground for presuming that petitioners have committed offence under Sections 302/120-B RPC”.
“According to the prosecution witness Surinder Singh’s statement recorded on June 9, 2011, T S Wazir had stated that he was prepared to invest money for eliminating entire Chopra family”, the Court said.
With these observations, Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar said, “the arguments advanced at the bar are of no assistance to the petitioners-accused”. Accordingly, High Court dismissed both the petitions along with all connected applications.

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