New Delhi — Kehar Singh, arrested in the Indira Gandhi assassination case, on Tuesday moved before the additional chief metropolitan magistrate, Mr. S. L. Khanna, for bail, claiming no evidence against him had been found so far.

Kehar Singh, a former government employee and an uncle of slain assassin Beant Singh, submitted that “there is no cogent, reliable or legal evidence to connect me” with the assassination of Mr. Gandhi.

His only fault was that he happened to be a relation of Beant Singh, he said and alleged that he had been included as a conspirator ‘“‘as Beant Singh is not there to be punished.”

In disposing of a petition by Satwant Singh, Mr. Khanna directed the Delhi Administration to supply the accused on Monday with copies of all the documents which had not been provided.

Satwant Singh’s counsel, Mr. R. S. Sodhi, had complained in his application on Monday that the prosecution had been “‘intentionally holding back” vital documents connected with the case.

It had not provided copies of the book “‘Bhindranwale Sant’? And the Gurmukhi pamphlet “Indira de Sikh’”’ found during the search of the house of Béant Singh, he submitted.

Other material which the counsel said had not been provided to the accused included the wireless set log book, the passport file, “Armit Prachar’? Register, diary of Beant Singh and site plan of the murder.

Article extracted from this publication >> March 22, 1985