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Bibi plans to go back to jail

Bholath MLA and former cabinet minister Bibi Jagir Kaur has reportedly decided to cancel her 28-day parole and go back to jail to avoid any hitches in getting a regular bail, her associates have said. She was released on 28-day parole from Kapurthala Modern Jail on August 8. Her regular bail plea has been listed for hearing at the Punjab and Haryana high court on August 21.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 10, 2012 22:36 IST
HT Correspondent

Bholath MLA and former cabinet minister Bibi Jagir Kaur has reportedly decided to cancel her 28-day parole and go back to jail to avoid any hitches in getting a regular bail, her associates have said.

She was released on 28-day parole from Kapurthala Modern Jail on August 8. Her regular bail plea has been listed for hearing at the Punjab and Haryana high court on August 21. "She has decided to surrender to ensure that the high court has no reason to reject her bail plea. She wants no complications and wants to ensure her release. With former Bholath MLA Sukhpal Khaira scrutinising her every move, she wants to play it safe," one of her associates said.

On Thursday, Khaira had objected strongly to the way in which office bearers of the nagar panchats were elected, apparently on Bibi Jagir Kaur's instructions and in alleged violation of norms. "We will move the Punjab and Haryana high court to restore democracy in Bholath," Khaira had said on Thursday after the elections. "She has decided to go back to jail till August 21, on the advice of her legal aides," a source said.

"We have received no communication from Bibi Jagir Kaur on her wanting to return to jail. It is her right. She can return any time before the expiry of parole," said Kapurthala Modern Jail superintendent SP Khanna. However, sources in the police intelligence confirmed that she was planning to go back to jail.

"She did reach the jail, but the jail authorities refused to let her in, as it was after 5 pm. She will now go back on Saturday," sources said. Bibi Jagir Kaur kept her phones switched off. Her son-in-law Bhupinder Singh did not pick up the phone.