Fatehgarh Sahab: Balwant Singh Rajoana,a convict on death row in connection with the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh,has said that he did not want anyone to defend him.
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president and former IPS officer Simranjit Singh Mann had recently sought stay Rajoanas hanging.
I have no need of Mann or need for sympathy of any other Congress agent¿ Rajoana said in a letter purported to have been written by him and released by his sister Kamaldeep Kaur here.
In his letter which was addressed to the Sikh community,Rajoana said he has no relations with Mann.
Rajoana said Mann should not worry about his (Rajoanas) body which he had already donated to a hospital. Rajoana was a party to the assassination of Beant Singh and sixteen others. They were killed by a human bomb at Punjab civil secretariat on August 31,1995. Rajoana was sentenced to death in 2006.
Ex-Patiala DC sent to judicial custody
Patiala: The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Patiala Saturday sent suspended IAS officer and former Deputy Commissioner of Patiala Vikas Garg to judicial custody till March 30. Garg,who had been evading arrested in Rs 250 crore Patiala land ccam case,was arrested by a team of Vigilance Bureau on Thursday.
Case against Colors channel
Jalandhar: The Punjab Police Saturday registered a case against Colors Channel after several Sikh organisations objected to the channels plan to telecast a serial named Gurbani. The case was registered under section 295 (a) of IPC against the Channel for hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikh community.
Two killed in shootout
Amritsar: Eleven persons were booked after two persons died during firing in a clash between two groups on Friday in Kacha Pakka village near Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran district. Bhikhiwind SHO Sukhdev Singh said clash took place after a dispute between the groups over appointing granthi of their respective choice in the village gurdwara.