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SAD meeting to discuss Rajoana issue tomorrow

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has called an emergency meeting of the core committee of the party tomorrow to discuss Akal Takht directive on the issue of hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana in the Beant Singh assassination case.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 24, 2012 13:43 IST

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has called an emergency meeting of the core committee of the party tomorrow to discuss Akal Takht directive on the issue of hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana in the Beant Singh assassination case.

Akal Takht Jathedar Gurbachan Singh had on Friday directed Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar to take up the case of Rajoana with President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to save him from the gallows.

A session court in Chandigarh had recently issued death warrants for Rajoana, who had confessed to his role in the assassination of the then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. He is scheduled to be hanged on March 31 in Patiala central jail.

In a release issued here on Saturday, SAD secretary Daljit Singh Cheema said that SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar would also attend Saturday's meeting.