The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the state government,the director of the local government department and the Ramdas Municipal Council in Amritsar on a PIL challenging the naming of a stadium and a bus stand after family members of the civic bodys president.
Petitioner,Surinder Pal,a resident of Amritsar,has challenged the naming of the stadium and bus stand in the district after the names of the father and grandfather of the MC president. Pal contended that the resolution passed by the Ramdas Municipal Council,in Ajnala Tehsil,regarding the issue has been done with the impression that the residents of the area had made an appeal to the Council.
Terming this a white lie,the petitioner has contended that no such appeal was made by the residents. He has averred that the entire expenditure of the sports stadium and the bus stand,was incurred by the state exchequer. The naming of the stadium and bus stand after the father and grand father of the president is an attempt to glorify the family and individuals for political consideration and ambitions so as to attain undue political mileage, the petition reads.
Tarn Taran case: IRB to provide security to three witnesses
Six IRB (Indian Reserve Battalion) personnel have finally been deputed to provide security to three witnesses in the Tarn Taran case,in which Punjab Police constables assaulted a girl in full public view on March 3. Two IRB officials have been assigned to each of the three witnesses: Gurmukh Singh,the victims uncle; Jagjit Singh,her cousin who shot the video of her assault and Sukhraj Singh,the sarpanch of her village. The state government informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court of the developments on Tuesday. The government also informed the Court that it has spared a section of the CRPFs 13th battalion,attached with the state,to replace the CRPF security deployed with the victims family. The case will now come up for resumed hearing on April 2.