No pardon for Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted of assassinating Punjab CM Beant Singh in 1995, says Amit Shah while replying to Congress member in Lok Sabha
Amit Shah said this during Question Hour, Congress' Ravneet Singh Bittu sought a response from Shah on why Rajoana was pardoned
Balwant Singh Rajoana's death sentence commuted to life imprisonment; he was key conspirator in ex-Punjab CM's murder
Rajoana was charged as the key conspirator in the murder of Singh in 1995. Arrested shortly after the then Chief Minister's assassination, Rajoana confessed to his crime in 1997.
Obituary: KPS Gill, a towering and controversial figure who crushed Punjab militancy with an iron fist
Kanwar Pal Singh Gill will be best remembered in India’s post-Independent history as the ‘supercop’ who successfully eliminated militancy in Punjab with an iron fist and saved the state from becoming a ‘Khalistan’.
Hailed by many as a supercop who ruthlessly stamped out terrorism from Punjab, KPS Gill had an equal number of detractors who slammed his alleged human rights violations in his campaign against Khalistani militancy
Harkirat Singh, grandson of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, died here on Sunday after sustaining bullet injury in mysterious circumstances at his residence.
The Shiv Sena demanded those asking for leniency for Yakub Memon should be "tried for being enemies of the country" and also asked the government to ensure that he does not become a martyr in the eyes of people.
Did the terrorists in the Gurdaspur terror attack dig a tunnel and get inside India? Or, did they get unchecked into Punjab through Jammu and Kashmir?
The terrorist attack in Gurdaspur in Punjab on Monday resulting in the death of more than a dozen people may be the first such instance in the state.
Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassin Jagtar Singh alias Tara has been arrested from Thailand by the Thai Police, acting on a tip off from the Punjab Police, news reports said this morning.
Punjabi film Kaum De Heere (Gems of the Community), which is scheduled to release in India on 22 August, has left security agencies in a tizzy.
The kin of the two assassins of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was killed by her bodyguards on 31 October, 1984, were on Thursday honoured by Sikh hardliners and some religious leaders at the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar.
The land acquisition and food security Bills introduced recently by UPA government will change the face of the country, Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh, said in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Following the hanging of Afzal Guru, Congress MP and grandson of late former Chief Minister Beant Singh, Ravneet Singh Bittu, demanded the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, the convict on death row for assassinating the former Punjab chief.
The Home Ministry will examine on merit the mercy petition of Balwant Singh Rajoana, sentenced to death for assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, and it will be submitted to the President for a final decision.
Against the backdrop of clemency demands for death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana, BJP and SAD today made a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for abolition of death penalty by asking Government to bring a legislation.
The apex court criticised the Punjab government for seeking the stay of Rajoana — one of the assassins of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh — on the clemency issue.
Punjab police detained several radical Sikh leaders and have banned three protest marches to be held today in support of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the Beant Singh assassination case.