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SIT close to catching Chand Kaur killers, says Sukhbir

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has claimed that the special investigation team (SIT) going after the killers of Mata Chand Kaur is close to a breakthrough.

punjab Updated: Apr 28, 2016 14:02 IST
HT Correspondent
Chand Kaur
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in Ludhiana on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has claimed that the special investigation team (SIT) going after the killers of Mata Chand Kaur is close to a breakthrough.

“The SIT led by Ludhiana police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh, with Khanna senior superintendent of police Satinder Singh and additional inspector general (crime) Ravcharan Singh Brar as members, is close to catching the killers,” he said on Sunday during the functions at Bhadaur House and Daresi here to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar.

Chand Kaur (85), wife of late Satguru Jagjit Singh, former head of the Namdharis, was shot dead at the Bhaini Sahib headquarters of the sect near Ludhiana on April 4.

Assures parents of fee regulation

On the burning issue of fleecing by private schools in the state, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has assured the agitating parents that a regulatory authority in the offing will solve the matter.

He said he had asked education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema to get his body functioning at the earliest. He said it.

Parents across the state have been protesting since March for reduction in the sum that schools collect in the name of building fund, re-admission fee, annual charges, and tuition fee. Even after several meetings and resolutions, the district administrations have failed to resolve the issue. Both parents and private schools have their arguments with reference to the Supreme Court and Punjab and Haryana high court rulings.

Addressing the media, Sukhbir said the Punjab government would not tolerate the fleecing of parents, which is why it had thought of making a regulatory authority.

Takes on AAP, Cong

Targeting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, Sukhbir said and the Delhi chief minister had been exposed on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) issue. He said Kejriwal and his party had failed to even give good governance to the people of Delhi, “and that’s why, even Punjab would reject them”.

He said Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh was a failed leader, “and just like the people of Punjab, even the NRIs have rejected him”.

On Kohinoor

Reacting to a question on Kohinoor diamond, Sukhbir said it belonged to all Punjabis, and he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that diplomatic channels could be used to bring it back from Britain.