The Punjab and Haryana high court has granted bail to the former Punjab cabinet minister Bibi Jagir Kaur in her daughter, Harpreet Kaur's abduction and death case. Kaur is expected to walk out of jail Thursday evening.
A division bench of the court comprising justice AK Mittal and justice GS Sandhawalia directed Kaur to seek the court's permission before going abroad, Kaur's counsel RS Cheema said.
Jagir Kaur was convicted for conspiring in forcible abduction, kidnapping and wrongful confinement in connection with the killing of her daughter Harpreet Kaur 12 years back, but was acquitted of the murder charge.
Kaur was arrested on March 30 after a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Patiala found her guilty of various criminal offences against her late daughter Harpreet Kaur. Soon after her conviction, she had to resign as the state's minister.
19-year-old Harpeet Kaur was found dead on April 20, 2000 when Jagir Kaur was the president of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and was forced to resign after allegations that she was responsible for the death.
Kaur was awarded five years imprisonment and also fined Rs 5,000 by the special CBI court.