Verma and his team, comprising local booth incharges, had a busy evening telling people, majority of whom were devotees visiting the temple, to dial a particular number to get One Time Password to set the process in motion for the party’s membership drive.
In February this year, Punjab Cabinet revived the move and council of ministers led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh gave its nod to the creation of 4521 dedicated new posts for the Bureau of Investigation.
The Bureau of Investigation is to be assisted by legal and forensic support staff. It is tasked with focusing on heinous and serious criminal cases in a professional, scientific and time-bound manner, so as to ensure effective investigations and better conviction.
The Congress government inherited 14 Land Cruiser vehicles from the previous SAD-BJP government and added two more to the fleet later. The latest Land Cruiser and its bullet-proofing will cost more than Rs 1.75 crore.
A government functionary said Motor Vehicle Board permission might be required to give clearance for the purchase of new Land Cruiser as it was beyond the sanctioned fleet of 14 such vehicles in CM’s security.
Sikhs for Justice: The secessionist campaign, called Referendum 2020, seeks to “liberate Punjab from Indian occupation”. Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a law graduate from Panjab University and currently an attorney at law in the US, is the face of SFJ and its legal adviser.
Punjab was rattled Sunday after Amritsar Customs Department seized 532 kg of suspected heroin worth over Rs 2,700 crore from a truck entering India from Pakistan through the trade route at the Attari border.
In 1996, Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed the CBI to investigate the case after Harjit’s father, Mohinder Singh, approached the court with a petition for a CBI probe into kidnapping of his son.