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Rumours about Rajoana baseless, jail deptt clarifies

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Patiala, March 29, 2013
First Published: 22:24 IST(29/3/2013) | Last Updated: 12:38 IST(30/3/2013)

Punjab jails department on Friday dismissed as baseless the reports that Balwant Singh Rajoana, on death row for assassinating former chief minister Beant Singh, has been shifted to Delhi's Tihar Jail.

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In a statement issued here, Bhupinderjit Singh Virj, superintendent, central jail, Patiala, denied the rumours circulating about Rajoana, saying he was safely lodged in the Patiala jail.

In a signed statement, the jail superintendent clarified that Rajoana was lodged in the Patiala jail, and warned mischievous elements against spreading rumours regarding his hanging or transfer to another jail.

He said the state government would act strongly against anyone spreading the rumours.

It is for the second time that such rumours have hit the state. Earlier, in the first week of March, the Punjab Police had clarified about such rumours.

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