New Delhi — Jagtar Singh, commando in the Prime Minister’s security set up who was arrested on October 31 last year, on Friday filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence by a local court on the charge of possessing a live cartridge.

The appeal will come up before the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr. Mahesh Chandra on Monday.

Jagtar Singh was sentenced to one year’s rigorous imprisonment by the Metropolitan Magistrate, Mr. Rakesh Kapoor, on March 1 under the Arms Act for being in possession of a live gun cartridge.

According to the prosecution, the cartridge was recovered from Jagtar Singh’s shirt pocket during a search of his barrack shortly after Indira Gandhi’s assassination on October 31.

In his appeal Jagtar Singh alleged that his conviction was based on surmises or conjectures.


Article extracted from this publication >> March 22, 1985