Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Markfed Sohna New

verka new year

Innocent Hearts INNOKIDS Banner

Govt. commutes death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana to life imprisonment

- Advertisement -

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Nov 12, 2019 –

The Union Home Ministry has commuted the death sentence of Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana who was sentenced to death in 2007 for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.

The decision has been communicated to the Punjab government and Chandigarh administration, said sources, adding the remission order will be pursued by the Chandigarh administration.

“It is case of Union Territory (UT), the Home Ministry has sent information to the UT administration. Since he’s lodged in our jail, we also got the information,” an official with the Punjab government told IANS.

“The UT administration will be the one following it up on his remission,” he added.

Rajoana, 52, who is currently lodged in Patiala Central Jail, is the prime accused in the case and he will now serve life imprisonment.

A former Punjab Police constable, Rajoana was sentenced to death on August 1, 2007 by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Chandigarh and his execution was scheduled for March 31, 2012.

The Home Ministry in September this year had approved the commutation of Rajoana’s death sentence to a life term as a humanitarian gesture ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, a decision which was criticised by Beant Singh’s grandson Ravneet Singh Bittu.

Besides Rajoana, the Home Ministry had granted a special dispensation to eight other Sikh prisoners from various jails in the country on the occassion.

On March 28, 2012, the Home Ministry had stayed Rajoana’s execution following clemency appeals filed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Beant Singh and 16 others were killed in an explosion outside the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995.

Dilawar Singh, a Punjab Police officer, had acted as a suicide bomber to assassinate Beant Singh.

Rajoana was the second bomber in case Dilawar Singh would have failed to kill the Congress leader.

Rajoana had cited the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as the reason behind the killing of Beant Singh.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -HS Bawa Bandi Chhor Divas Diwali Message

Stay Connected

20,467FansLike
112,826FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

Aahana Kumra: Wish to be part of a sports film

Mumbai, Jan 18, 2021- Actress Aahana Kumra wants to work in a sports film. She says, considering the physical fitness she has gained during lockdown,...

Sunny Leone has taken all of us by surprise: Vikram Bhatt

Mumbai, Jan 18, 2021- Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt claims he is stunned by Sunny Leones acting and stunts in his upcoming web-series Anamika. he says Sunny...

Bigg Boss 14 - The Latest

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits

Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits: Unending wait for justice – by Deepika Bhan

Why is it difficult to get justice? This is a question that haunts the minuscule community of Kashmiri Pandits. Each year January 19 is...
Human Brain

Awareness is life – by DC Pathak

It is interesting that of all the professions it is a career in Intelligence that works for sublimating three important mandates that governed life....
US Capitol Violence

Political Violence in Washington – by DC Pathak

The presidential election in the US marked by an unusually confrontationist run up to the polls and an equally bitter post-poll phase of transition,...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Liquor Alcohol Bottles Chears

Experts advise people to avoid alcohol during vaccination

New Delhi, Jan 18, 2021- Alcohol intake should be avoided after getting the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine for some days and abstinence should also be maintained after the second jab for some days, health experts said on Monday, as alcohol can hinder the effect of the vaccine. According to experts, drinking alcohol, especially heavy drinking, may reduce your body's...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!