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Gun-loving Congress nominee, son own three firearms each

The Congress candidate from Faridkot parliamentary seat, Joginder Singh, happens to have quite a liking for guns and has even had run-ins with the law.

punjab Updated: Apr 08, 2014 09:47 IST
Raghbir Singh Brar

The Congress candidate from Faridkot parliamentary seat, Joginder Singh, happens to have quite a liking for guns and has even had run-ins with the law.

In his nomination papers filed on Monday, Joginder Singh has declared that he owns a .32bore German-made revolver, .315- bore rifle, and another .12-bore gun, all totalling worth nearly 4.2 lakh.

The Congress candidate has also declared three weapons in the name of his son, who owns a .32-bore revolver and two rifles.

Joginder Singh has also been caught on the wrong side of the law quite a few times.
On the other hand, the SAD's Faridkot candidate, Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, has a clean image and has no case registered against her.

The Congress candidate was first convicted for opium possession and was sentenced to a year in prison by a Muktsar court, but was released on probation by the Punjab and Haryana high court in August 1984.
Another police case was registered against him at the Faridkot city police station in June 2002.

Joginder Singh was found guilty under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 325 (punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code, but the conviction was set aside by a higher court in April 2004.

He was booked in another case, but was acquitted.

However, the weapons were never mentioned by Joginder in his affidavit filed for the assembly elections in 2012. There is also no mention of the opium case in the affidavit filed by him in 2012.