HC likely to pronounce verdict in Gikki case today


Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 16

The Punjab and Haryana High Court is likely to pronounce verdict in the Gikki case on Wednesday afternoon.  

Gurkirat Sekhon, alias Gikki, of Jalandhar was allegedly shot by “influential political persons”, his eyewitness father’s counsel had told the court adduing that it was a “cold-blooded murder”.

The accused, on the other hand, claimed the incident was not fallout of conspiracy or common intention and took place after a chance meeting.

Gikki was allegedly shot in front of his father on April 21, 2011. The case was an embarrassment for the then SAD-led government as the young hotelier from Jalandhar, Gikki, was allegedly targeted by former MLA Sarabjit Makkar’s nephew Ram Simran Singh Makkar, alias Prince Makkar, who was also a SAD councillor.

Four accused were sentenced to life imprisonment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Prince was a childhood friend of Gikki.

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