The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case had applied in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohali to obtain arrest warrants against the ASIs, Joginder Singh and Rajpreet Singh, whereupon the court issued arrest warrants and permission to search up to May 2.
According to secretary of the trust, Sukumar Mukherjee, and an information board inside the bagh, as many as 379 people had died in its premises on 13 April, 1919 when Colonel Reginald Edward Harry Dyer ordered the firing on a peaceful assembly.
Though back then, Jalandhar’s Mangal Singh — who was Naik in Indian Army in 1971 — and Amritsar’s Sepoy Ram Das had been declared martyrs by Indian government, after 41 years in 2012, the families came to know that both of them are alive and lodged in Kot Lakhpat jail in Pakistan.
Flights operations were declared as ‘resumed’ in the afternoon, but on the ground the last flight that take off from Amritsar was of an Air India flight for Delhi at 11 am, and after that no flight landed or took off from Amritsar through the day.
According to the budget provisions declared on Monday, ”Agriculture experts recommend that the state, therefore, needs to give a special emphasis to improve the sustainability of its agriculture and to diversify the cropping pattern."
According to the budget, Punjab will now waive off the loans of landless farm labourers and the families of farmers who had been forced to commit suicides. The Finance Minister set aside Rs 3000 crore during 2019-20 for this.