Murder bid case: Sukhbir told to appear in court

Wednesday, 14/03/2018

Faridkot : District and Sessions Judge Satvinder Singh today directed former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to appear in his court on March 15 in a 12-year-old attempt-to-murder case.

Naresh Kumar Sehgal, a Kotkapura resident, has filed an appeal in the court, challenging Sukhbir’s acquittal in the case.

The trial in this appeal case is at argument stage. While asking the complainant to place on record the remaining argument, if any, on March 15, the court also directed Sukhbir to be present in the court.

After an appeal was filed by Sehgal, the court had started the trial in the case in May 2016.

On April 2, 2016, the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, Faridkot, had acquitted Sukhbir in the case.

On June 30, 2006, a case was registered against Sukhbir at the Kotkapura police station on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after Sehgal had approached the court.

He had accused Sukhbir and some of his associates of making a murderous attack on him on September 5, 1999, during the electioneering for Parliamentary elections in Kotkapura.

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Akalis ‘beat up’ Cong leader in Dharamkot

Saturday, 10/03/2018

Moga : Senior Congress leader and president of the Dharamkot Municipal Council Inderpreet Singh Bunty was allegedly beaten up by Youth Akali Dal leader Harpreet Singh, alias Ricky, and his aides at Dharamkot town today.



Will try to raise Johal issue with Modi: UK minister

Wednesday, 14/03/2018

LONDON: The Theresa May government on Tuesday said it will try to raise the issue of British national Jagtar Singh Johal – who is under arrest in Punjab since November 2017 – with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he will visit London for the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in April.