In a biggest crack-down in the case of Bibi Jagir Kaur, Senior Punjab minister was today found guilty by a Patiala court of conspiracy in the death of her own daughter, harpreet Kaur, in April 2000.
It is said in reports that Jagir Kaur was sentenced to 5-years rigorous imprisonment. Though, the Patiala court dropped murder charges against Bibi Jagir Kaur.
The much talked Punjab minister, Bibi Jagir Kaur was appointed in the state as the minister for rural water supply and sanitation and defence services. She was convicted by the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Patiala. Read the rest of this entry…
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 the rest of this entry…
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 the rest of this entry…
As per fresh reports, Balwant Singh Rajoana, who is in Patiala jail and was considered as main accused in assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh has written a letter to the Akal Takht.
Reports have said that latter says that there was no need for anyone to seek clemency for him. Balwant Singh Rajoana also denied accepting any kindness from the BJP, Capt Amarinder Singh or from late CM Beant Singhs family members.
Rajoana handed over the latter to his sister, Kamadeep Kaur, and she gave the latter to Akal Takht.
The latter said, “I have fought for my rights all through my life. I do not want to give away my principles for anyone.”
Balwant Singh Rajoana criticized all the political parties in his latter, especially the Akali Dal. He writes, “I neither trusted them (Akalis) nor believe them as they have failed to get justice from New Delhi. These leaders were mum till date and suddenly they are speaking for my clemency. All know how they have made money and what their reality is. The Akalis should give away blue turbans and instead don khaki turbans for failing to get justice from New Delhi time and again.” Read the rest of this entry…
In an interesting twist in the Balwant Singh Rajoana row, the chief minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal said in Punjab Vidhan Sabha that the Punjab Government will not hang Rajoana.
Meanwhile, Balwant Singh Rajoana is a Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militant and was given death sentence on charges of assassinating former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh
On the other hand, a trial court in Chandigarh is likely to decide on the execution of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh’s co-assassin today.
The state Chief Minister said Punjab Govt will stand-with the SGPC petition seeking conversion of Balwant Singh Rajoana’s death sentence to a life term.
Reading his note in the house, Chief Minister Badal revealed the written as well as the House assembled for a debate on the Governor’s address. Eh further said in Vidhan Sabha that he would meet the President Pratibha Patil and the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek their intervention to save Rajoana from the gallows. Read the rest of this entry…
The row in the case of Balwant Singh Rajoana is getting heated in Punjab as well as allover the world.
The Sikh groups asking the respected Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar to save Balwant Singh Rajoana from the gallows and demanding to meet the President Pratibha Patil.
In addition, number of Sikh organisations held protests in Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur on Sunday against the death sentence given to the prime accused in the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. Read the rest of this entry…
The respected chief minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday that his government will take all the required legal steps pertaining to death case convict Balwant Singh Rajoana.
However, the SAD’s core committee is expected to meet today to hold further talks on the issue.
Talking to media, Parkash Singh Badal said, “My government has been taking advice from legal experts. All possible legal steps will be initiated pertaining to Rajoana’s case.”
Earlier on Friday, Akal Tahkt has asked CM and SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar to meet the President Pratibha Patil to save Balwan Singh, who is in jail in the killing of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. Read the rest of this entry…
In yet another interesting move in the Balwant Singh Rajoana case, the SAD Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has called an emergency meeting of the party’s core committee on Sunday morning.
It is said in reports that the meeting is called after huge Sikh protest in the state and asking the state Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and the SGPC head to meet the President Pratibha Patil as to cancel the hang till death sentence to Balwant Singh.
Talking to media, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) secretary Daljit Singh Cheema said that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar will also attend the meeting tomorrow.
Addressing to media, Mr. Cheema said, “The core committee would deliberate upon the directive of Jathedar, Akal Takht pertaining to the case of Rajoana, a convict in the former chief minister Beant Singh’s assassination.” Read the rest of this entry…
In the latest twist in the Balwant Singh Rajoana case, the five Sikh high priests has announced that the Chief Minister of the state Parkash Singh Badal, SAD President and Badal’s son Sukhbir Singh Badal and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar to quickly meet the President of India, Pratibha Patil.
The decision to immediately meet the President was taken as to take required steps by the state as well as central governments to make sure the ‘unconditional release’ of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana.
Meanwhile, Balwant Singh, who is found guilty for the killing of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh and 17 others, has been sentenced to be hanged till death on March 31 by a Chandigarh Court. Read the rest of this entry…
According to latest reports on the public interest litigation, looking forward for stay on the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, found guilty for killing former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh and 17 others, was rejected on Thursday by the Punjab and Haryana high court.
A division bench headed by Justice Hemant Gupta has dismissed the petition and the report said, “The argument raised in PIL is that till such time the matter attains finality with the orders of the Supreme Court, the execution of death sentence in respect of Balwant Singh should be stayed, as there is a possibility of setting aside the order passed by this court confirming the death sentence… We do not find any merit in the present petition.” Read the rest of this entry…