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Stay on Rajoana's hanging in interest of peace: Beant's grandson

Gurkirat Singh Kotli, grandson of assassinated former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, today said the Union government's decision to stay the hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana was in the interest of peace and harmony in the state.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2012 23:01 IST

Gurkirat Singh Kotli, grandson of assassinated former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, on Wednesday said the Union government's decision to stay the hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana was in the interest of peace and harmony in the state.

"The hard-earned peace cannot be frittered away. Any step in the interest of peace and harmony in the state will always be supported by us," he said.

Kotli, a Congress MLA from Khanna, said the family felt relieved and satisfied over the decision.

The step would go a long way in establishing peace in the state, he said.

The hanging of the Babbar Khalsa terrorist, assassin of Beant Singh, was stayed by the Central government following a mercy petition by the SGPC to President Pratibha Patil.