Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday has ordered the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh to conduct a second autopsy of gangster Jaipal Singh Bhullar.

The Punjab & Haryana High Court earlier had dismissed the petition filed by the family members of the deceased gangster on the ground that Bhullar was gunned down in Kolkata and the postmortem examination was conducted there before sending the corpse to the family.

However, the family remained discontented and they moved Supreme Court over the same and the apex court chided the High Court for taking the decision impulsively.

According to the latest directions of High Court, PGIMER has been asked to constitute a board to conduct the postmortem of alleged gangster Jaipal Singh Bhullar.

These directions have come on a petition filed by Bhullar’s father Bhupinder Singh.

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It is to be reiterated here that Bhullar and his aide were killed in an encounter with a special task force of West Bengal Police in Kolkata on June 9.

When Bhullar’s father opened the corpse box he observed “unusual marks” on the deceased gangster’s body following which he lodged a petition to conduct another autopsy to ascertain the major causes of his death.

Notably, it has been nearly 11 days that Jaipal’s dead body is lying at his father’s residence and ignorance by the High Court could lead to irreversible damage. In order to avoid such damage, Justice Jhingan allowed the second postmortem by ignoring technicalities.

“Let the petitioner hand over the body of his son to PGIMER, Chandigarh on June 22 at 10 am for conducting the second postmortem”, Justice Jhingan asserted, while directing the handing over of the report’s copies to the petitioner, the Punjab Police, and other authorities concerned.

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