Murder accused Rashpal appointed as SOI chairman

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2014 10:10 IST

Rashpal Haquwala, who was recently booked for rioting and attempt to murder of an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) worker was appointed as chair man of Student Organization of India (chairman) in a function held at Panjab University, on Monday.

Five days back, the Chandigarh police had arrested him in connection with attempt to murder case of Abhishek Luthra, an ABVP worker, who was attacked by SOI workers along with Haquwala on Wednesday night.

Haquwala, who is known to have a criminal record in the past as well. The other appointments made by the student wing of Shiromani Akali Dal student wing are of Yadwinder Dhaliwal as president, Manvir Chaudhary as campus president, Gursewak Tohana as party incharge, Piyush Anand as campus incharge, Premjit Sandhu as senior vice president, Mehnaz Chahal as general secretary, Avinash Mishra as president south campus) and Subash Jha as chairman advisory council of SOI. The announcement was made in a large gathering of students by Yadwinder Dhaliwal stating that they would leave no stone unturned to attain victory in the elections.

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