SAD has faced sharp criticism for long now over desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Bargari in 2015 and subsequent incidents of police firing on anti-desecration protesters, in which two protesters were killed in Behbal Kalan on October 14, 2015.
Kamaljeet Singh, the Begowal resident who claims to have married Jagir Kaur’s daughter Harpreet Kaur before her death, said that he had “sent a letter to Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice on July 12, seeking transfer of the case to some other bench.”
A two-time Cabinet minister, Jagir Kaur could not contest 2017 Assembly elections because of her conviction by the special CBI court in Patiala in 2012 for conspiring to kidnap and cause her daughter’s miscarriage in 2000.
The Army chief added, “The terrorists are local. They are not even trained. They are being made to join militant ranks through radicalisation and misinformation. They do not have any training and get killed in (a) few days, months.”
The SIT has also been informed that the speedometer of the Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train which mowed down 61 people to death and left scores of others injured stopped functioning after the accident.
During core committee meeting, a member said, “Seeking resignation of party president and its acceptance, if the president resigns, was a lengthy procedure, involving SAD core committee, political affairs committee, and the SAD delegates."
On October 15, The Indian Express reported on how Gurbachan stopped burning crop stubble almost two decades ago. And about how he has since persuaded at least 40 farmers in his village to put crop residue to good use in the fields.
The train left Jalandhar an hour late on Monday, with the loco pilot blowing the horn continuously well ahead of approaching railway crossings. Policemen stood in clusters at vulnerable points near Jaura Phatak as train chugged into Amritsar railway station at 8.15 pm.