In a big crack-down on Balwant Singh Rajoana case, Centre ordered stay on the hanging of Rajoana, the main accused in the killing of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.
Earlier, the Chandigarh sessions court yesterday had rejected superintendent Lakhwinder Singh Jakhar’s petition and issued a contempt of court notice on him, Patiala Jail superintendent however always said that he was “unable and disabled in law” to accept the death warrant of Balwant Singh Rajoana.
Superintendent Jakhar even told in media that he would move the Punjab and Haryana high court against the order. Read more
India successfully test fires Brahmos cruise missile
Brahmos supersonic cruise missile, a joint project of India and Russia, performed successful its trial test today by Indian Army.
The missile having air launch range of up to 290 km with 200 to 300 kg carrying warhead capacity was test fired with two regiments of the Army at Chandipur off Odisha coast as part of user trial.
The defense official says, “The missile was test fired from a ground mobile launcher from the launch complex-3 at about 1122 hours and the trial was successful.” Read more
Few days back the respected Army Chief VK Singh gave a shocking statement on bribe in army deals. And now, General VK Singh has written a letter to Prime Minister.
It is said in reports that VK Singh said in his latter that India’s security might be at risk owing to the fact that tanks are getting short of ammunition, air defence is going outdated and the infantry is working without required weapons.
Reports have said that Army Chief wrote this letter to PM on 12 March. General Singh asked PM Monmohan Singh to pass required directions to improve the preparedness of the Army. Read more
The Punjab state has been on a very high alert today as a one-day long state-wide bandh has been called yesterday by several Sikh groups in the state to protest against a Chandigarh court order that Balwant Singh Rajoana, main accused in the killing of former Chief Minister Beant Singh, be hanged as scheduled on March 31.
Reports have said that around 60,000 Punjab police personnel including 15 companies of para-military forces have been deployed in the various parts of the state to avoid any mis-happening ahead of Balwant Singh Rajoana’s execution.
Punjab government has fixed prohibitory orders under Section 144 banning gathering of five or more persons were at various places in view of the bandh. Read more