ISI patronage to Sikh militant groups: Govt

Pakistani intelligence agency ISI has been providing patronage and assistance to various Sikh terrorist groups,including Babbar Khalsa International (BKI),to revive militancy in Punjab,government informed Lok Sabha.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 5, 2012 2:01 am

Pakistani intelligence agency ISI has been providing patronage and assistance to various Sikh terrorist groups,including Babbar Khalsa International (BKI),to revive militancy in Punjab,government informed Lok Sabha. “Inputs indicate patronage and assistance by ISI to leaders of Sikh terrorist groups including BKI,” Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said. He said interrogation of arrested Sikh militants revealed that short term modules are being run in Pakistan for training gullible Sikh youths from India and abroad.

Cong,BJP slam SSP transfer

Jalandhar: Both the Opposition and a former BJP minister on Tuesday flayed Punjab government for the transfer of SSP Kapurthla Ravicharan Brar within a month of his posting. They said it is the second time that Brar has been transferred in less than four months. Congress said that the “politicized transfer” of Brar is in gross violations of the Police Act 2007,which specifies that no head of police station or the head of a police district can be transferred before a minimum fixed tenure of one year.

Dr Ajaib Singh new NCM member

Chandigarh: The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has appointed Dr Ajaib Singh as member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) for three years. Singh is the former professor and head of the Department of Life Long Learning and Extension,Panjab University. He was a member of Punjab Public Service Commission. Singh has also held various positions in the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

3 Moga students ‘beaten up’ by cops

Ludhiana: Three youngsters were allegedly beaten up by Moga police officers at a naka on Kotkapura Road on Tuesday. Rajwinder Singh,Harvinder Kumar and Ajitpal Singh were returning home when they were signalled to stop at the naka. Rajwinder fell unconscious,while the other two sustained minor injuries. SHO Deepak Singh said,“The three youngsters who were travelling on a bike tried to jump the naka when we asked them to stop. To ensure that they were not involved in any illegal activity,policemen chased them down. They were not beaten up as is being alleged by the father of one of the boys”.

Cong leaders join SAD

Malaut: Several Congress leaders,including former MLA Baldev Singh Balamgarh,a former zila parishad chairperson,former chairman of Malaut Market Committee,Spinning Mills Association and PADB,Gidderbaha,joined the SAD in presence of SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal in Muktsar on Tuesday.

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