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Navjeevan Gopal


Congress meets Governor, says ‘lawlessness at its peak in state’
Thu, Jun 02, 2022

Stating that they have no faith in the state government, the Congress delegation sought a central agency probe into Moosewala's murder.

Explained: The gangs of Punjab, their increasing criminal footprint
Thu, Jun 02, 2022

There are about seven to eight criminal gangs active in Punjab. What recent acts have been linked to them? What is the state government doing about it?

Father rushed after Sidhu Moosewala with gunman, saw assailants raining bullets on his vehicle
Tue, May 31, 2022

Fearing a threat to his son's life, Balkaur Singh followed Moosewala with a gunman in the bullet-proof car and later witnessed unidentified men firing a volley of shots at his 27-year-old son's vehicle.

No leads in Moosewala killing, Punjab goes back on ‘gang links’
Tue, May 31, 2022

The owner a dhaba on the Mansa-Sunam road says a police officer had visited the dhaba with a photo of suspected assailants, but the waiter denied having seen them.

Sidhu Moosewala’s father says his son often used to get extortion calls from Bishnoi gang, others
Mon, May 30, 2022

On Sunday, hours after Moosewala was killed, Canada-based Goldy Brar, allegedly a member of the Bishnoi gang, put out a Facebook post owning responsibility for the killing and alleging police didn’t act against the singer over Middukhera’s murder.

Will request Punjab HC Chief Justice to initiate probe into Sidhu Moosewala’s murder: Bhagwant Mann
Mon, May 30, 2022

This comes after a letter by the Punjabi singer’s father, Balkaur Singh Moosewala, requesting the probe. Balkaur has also demanded that the CBI and NIA be roped to assist in the investigation.

Sidhu Moose Wala didn’t have security guards when he was shot, AAP says govt will probe why
Sun, May 29, 2022

Mansa Senior Superintendent of Police Gaurav Toora said Moose Wala did not take “the two commandos which were still in his security detail. The SSP attributed the killing to “rivalry between Lawrence Bishnoi and Lakhi Patial gang.”

Days after his security trimmed, Congress leader Moosewala shot dead in Punjab
Mon, May 30, 2022

Gang rivalry, says DGP; Canada-based member of Bishnoi gang claims role

Navjot Sidhu has a new job — clerical assistant in jail
Thu, May 26, 2022

A Punjab Jails official said Navjot Sidhu, who had been awarded one year rigorous imprisonment, had been put on “paper work” job in the light of health complications he has.

Capt, Randhawa trade barbs over graft, sand mining a day after Singla’s arrest
Thu, May 26, 2022

Former Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday said that he was ready to reveal names and give details of people involved in corruption and in illegal sand mining, and the list would contain the name of Congress MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and some of his colleagues. The Captain’s barb at Randhawa comes a […]

Punjab police analysing Vijay Singla’s bank account details
Thu, May 26, 2022

A Punjab police officer privy with the investigations told The Indian Express that police were examining the bank account details of Singla, and Pardeep since March 20 after he assumed charge as cabinet minister in the government.

Vijay Singla ouster, arrest a symbolic face-saver exercise: Warring
Wed, May 25, 2022

Sate Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring said Singla's arrest after his instant sacking was just face saving exercise as Aam Aadmi Party it “feared public and media backlash over rampant corruption" surfacing “in the corridors of power within two months of being in the office”.

Tea, juices, fruits and one roti: For Navjot Singh Sidhu, medical board suggests 7-meal diet chart in jail
Thu, May 26, 2022

While many on social media termed Navjot Singh Sidhu's diet chart as “torturous”, a jails department official termed it as a “seven-star hotel menu” meal.

Randhawa to Punjab CM Mann: Now get cops to grill Capt, Cong ex-ministers, MLAs he said were corrupt
Wed, May 25, 2022

Welcoming Mann's decision to sack Health Minister Vijay Singla from the Cabinet over graft charges, and getting him booked and arrested shortly afterwards, Randhawa, a former deputy chief minister asked him to “expose” the former ministers before the public.

After his plea for special diet, medical board puts Sidhu through tests
Tue, May 24, 2022

Sidhu suffers from embolism, which causes blockage in arteries due to blood clot or an air bubble, and liver ailments. He reportedly needs blood thinner medications and has been on a special diet for a long time.

Punjab RPG attack: Probe zeroes in on 2 ‘paid’ men
Tue, May 24, 2022

A senior Punjab police officer said the two men are “gangsters and have criminal antecedents”.

Sidhu taken to Patiala hospital for medical check-up
Mon, May 23, 2022

Sidhu had moved an application before the court of the Patiala chief judicial magistrate (CJM) on Saturday seeking permission for a special diet due to his medical problems and health issues.

Denied relief, Sidhu surrenders in road rage case; is sent to Patiala Central Jail
Sat, May 21, 2022

The Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced the Congress leader's punishment to a year’s rigorous imprisonment four years after it let him off with a fine of Rs 1,000 over the death of a 65-year-old man in a road rage case.

Road rage case: Cong MLA says Sidhu must do penance, SAD leader criticises ‘shaky heart’
Fri, May 20, 2022

While many of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s supporters reached his Patiala residence in a gesture of solidarity with the former cricketer after the verdict in the road rage case, the former cricketer also received criticism in equal measure.

Told Rahul to expel Sidhu, Jakhar but no action was taken: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa
Sat, May 21, 2022

Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring wrote in a twitter post, “Not expected. @suniljakhar may have formally joined the @BJPIndia today, he had started working for the party long before, playing blatantly Hindutva politics, damaging the party in every way. There was reason for him to rake up ‘Hindu’ card and the reason was revealed today.”

Why Sunil Jakhar’s entry into the BJP could mark a win-win for both
Fri, May 20, 2022

In Jakhar, the BJP has got a formidable Hindu face in the state while for the three-time-MLA and one-time MP, the BJP offers a platform that can accommodate his experience.

Punjab top leader Sunil Jakhar joins BJP, three days after quitting Congress
Fri, May 20, 2022

Sunil Jakhar will be a formidable Hindu face, with no baggage, for the BJP in a state where it is trying to find its feet without former ally Akali Dal. While he belongs to a prominent Jat family, Jakhar enjoys the support of other communities in the state as well.

HC dismisses RPG attacker’s plea to extend parole on health ground
Thu, May 19, 2022

Charat who is alleged to have recced the Intelligence headquarters earlier in the day on May 9 and later accompanied the unknown attackers had filed a petition before the HC seeking extension of parole on medical grounds stating that he had loss of vision in one eye.

After Sunil Jakhar’s resignation, focus back on faultlines in Punjab Congress Committee
Mon, May 16, 2022

Former PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and his successor Amrinder Singh Raja Warring differ on the veteran leader’s value to the party.

‘Good luck & goodbye Congress’: Sunil Jakhar as he quits the party
Sun, May 15, 2022

Veteran Congress leader Sunil Jakhar had earlier been “stripped of all party posts” for “not toeing the party line”.