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Parteek Singh Mahal is a multimedia correspondent based at Faridkot in Punjab. He covers medical education, politics and Punjab police.

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Sidhu Moose Wala murder: SIT opposes gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria’s discharge plea

The reply was submitted by the public prosecutor for the state on the application filed by Bhagwanpuria. Last month, SIT had filed replies to oppose discharge applications filled by Lawrence Bishnoi, Jagtar Singh and Charanjit Singh alias Chetan

gangster Jagdeep Singh alias Jaggu Bhagwanpuria
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 08:44 AM IST
By, Faridkot

2014 weapons’ smuggling case: Faridkot court drops UAPA against 10 accused

In October 2014, a case was registered against gangster Ranjit Singh alias Dupla and others for smuggling foreign-made weapons and supplying it to gangsters and civilians by forging sale bills. “These weapons were being used by gangsters and other criminals for carrying out snatching, dacoities, extortion and other crimes,” the police claimed

Faridkot additional sessions judge Rajiv Kalra transferred the case to the chief judicial magistrate to start a fresh trial on April 16. (Stock photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Moose Wala murder case: SIT opposes discharge pleas of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, 2 others

In the court of Mansa additional sessions judge, the public prosecutor for the state filed separate replies to the applications from Lawrence Bishnoi, Jagtar Singh and Charanjit Singh alias Chetan. However, no reply was filed on the discharge application filed by gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria.

The special investigation team (SIT) probing Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder has submitted its reply in the trial court opposing the applications moved by three accused, including gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, seeking discharge from the case, claiming that they were “not involved” in the killing of the singer. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Faridkot

BJP Faridkot candidate Hans Raj Hans holds roadshow, faces farmers’ ire

BJP candidate Hans Raj Hans faced farmer's protest during his campaign in Faridkot. Farmers raised slogans against BJP for not fulfilling demands.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate Hans Raj Hans kickstarted his poll campaign with a roadshow at Faridkot on Thursday
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 08:00 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Pak juveniles’ wait return home gets longer

Despite being acquitted by the juvenile justice board, the boys still wait to return home. Two weeks ago, the ministry of external affairs had granted approval for their release, and the duo was finally released from the Faridkot juvenile home on Thursday morning

Tarn Taran police had arrested the two juveniles on September 1, 2022, near the Indo-Pak border. (HT photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 06:52 AM IST

Faridkot dera dy head murder: Punjab VB moves court, seeks nod for polygraph test of accused cops

Punjab VB submitted an application in the court of additional sessions judge Rajiv Kalra seeking permission to conduct a polygraph test of SP Gagnesh Kumar, DSP Sushil Kumar and sub-inspector Khem Chand Prashar.

Punjab VB submitted an application in the court of additional sessions judge Rajiv Kalra seeking permission to conduct a polygraph test of SP Gagnesh Kumar, DSP Sushil Kumar and sub-inspector Khem Chand Prashar.
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 09:08 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Year after acquittal, 2 Pak teens to return home next week

Despite being acquitted by the juvenile justice board almost a year ago, the teens had been languishing in an observation home in Faridkot, awaiting their release.

The wait to return home has ended for two Pakistan teens, who had crossed the border “accidentally”, as the Indian authorities have granted approval for their release. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Sidhu Moose Wala’s parents welcome baby boy

Moose Wala’s father Balkaur Singh announced the birth his newborn boy by sharing picture with him and portrait of Moose Wala on social media platforms.

Parents of the late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, Balkaur Singh, and Charan Kaur welcomed a baby boy on Sunday, almost two years after the singer was killed in Punjab. The photo was shared by the late singer's father on his social media. (Balkaur Singh's Facebook page/ ANI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 04:21 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Terror-gangster nexus: NIA raids on in Moga, Faridkot, Ferozepur

Raids were conducted across Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chandigarh by NIA teams as part of the agency’s crackdown against terror activities, NIA said in a press statement.

The NIA officials along with Punjab Police personnel during a raid at Kotkapura in Faridkot district on Tuesday. (HT photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 06:12 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Terror-gangster nexus: NIA raids on in Moga, Faridkot, Ferozepur

NIA raids in Moga, Faridkot, and Ferozepur districts over suspicious calls to foreign countries, including Pakistan, in ongoing terrorist-gangster nexus case.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials along with Punjab Police personnel during a raid at Kotkapura in Faridkot district on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 02:03 PM IST

Faridkot dera deputy head murder: On the run for 8 months, SP surrenders before Vigilance in 20-lakh graft case

The bribe was allegedly sought to “re-nominate a prime accused” in the murder case of Harka Das Dera deputy head Dayal Das, who was shot dead at Kot Sukhia village in Faridkot

The absconding Punjab Police SP Gagnesh Kumar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Faridkot

2015 Kotkapura police firing case: Court directs SIT to file status report on probe before next hearing

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal’s counsel, senior advocate RS Cheema had on Saturday termed the SIT probe a never-ending process.

SIT-led by ADGP LK Yadav had submitted a 130-page fourth supplementary chargesheet against six accused, including Sukhbir Singh Badal and former director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini, in the court on Monday. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 08:00 AM IST
By, Faridkot

2015 Kotkapura police firing case: SIT chargesheet lacks evidence, says Sukhbir Badal’s counsel in court

The SIT, led by ADGP LK Yadav, in its 130-page supplementary chargesheet submitted in court on Monday, had observed that Sukhbir, who was then the state’s home minister, had conspired with the then director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini, to conceal the role of Dera Sacha Sauda followers’ in the sacrilege cases preceding the firing incident as they form a major vote bank of the party.

Subkhbir Badal’s counsel said that a sinister assertion has been made in the SIT chargesheet to paint Sukhbir Badal as a close ally of Dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. (Pushkar Singh Dhami-X)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 07:06 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Cops ignored intel, ‘deliberately’ didn’t act against dera men: SIT’s supplementary chargesheet in Kotkapura Firing

Chargesheet says there was ‘direct interference’ of then home minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, then DGP Sumedh Singh Saini in the probe

SIT submitted a 130-page supplementary chargesheet in the court in the Kotkapura Firing. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 10:16 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Faridkot dera deputy head murder: HC denies bail to absconding SP in 20 lakh bribe case

The bribe was allegedly sought to “re-nominate a prime accused” in the murder case of deputy head of Harka Das dera Dayal Das, who was shot dead at Kot Sukhia village in Faridkot on November 7, 2019.

The bribe was allegedly sought to “re-nominate a prime accused” in the murder case of deputy head of Harka Das dera Dayal Das, who was shot dead at Kot Sukhia village in Faridkot on November 7, 2019.
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 09:40 AM IST
By, Faridkot

2015 Kotkapura firing: Sukhbir, Saini hatched deep-rooted conspiracy to take political benefits, says SIT’s supplementary chargesheet

SIT-led by ADGP LK Yadav filed the fourth supplementary challan in the court of judicial magistrate, Faridkot, on Monday along with additional evidence including forensic and ballistic reports of weapons used in the incident and documents against the accused. SIT also submitted a fresh list of witnesses

The 130-page supplementary chargesheet was filed against Badal, Saini, inspector general of police (IGP) Paramraj Singh Umranangal, DIG Amar Singh Chahal, then Faridkot senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sukhminder Singh Mann and SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma in FIR-129 registered in 2018 after the Kotkapura firing incident (HT File)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 08:48 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Behbal Kalan firing accused’s wife appointed assistant AG in Punjab

The appointment order, accessed by HT, for the engagement of advocates as assistant advocate general in the office of Punjab AG, was issued by the department of home affairs and justice on February 10

Behbal Kalan firing accused’s wife appointed assistant AG in Punjab
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 09:22 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Haryana borders fortified as Punjab farmers on the move

Convoys of farmers left from the south Malwa districts, Amritsar and other parts of the state even as police beefed up security at the Punjab-Haryana border

Farmers in a trolley ahead of their scheduled march towards Delhi in Fatehgarh Sahib on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 09:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/patiala/faridkot

Ahead of LS polls, Kaler’s arrest shifts focus back on sacrilege cases

Pardeep Kaler was arrested by a team of the crime investigation agency (CIA) of Faridkot police from Gurugram, Haryana, on Friday and is presently in the custody of Faridkot police till Monday.Kaler was purportedly seen during the consecration ceremony of Ram Temple in the pictures that went viral on social media.

With the arrest of one of the three absconding Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda national committee members, who cops claim was one of the key conspirators in five sacrilege cases of 2015, the politically sensitive cases of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib are back in the spotlight just ahead of Lok Sabha polls. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 08:08 AM IST
By, Faridkot

‘Delhi Chalo’ call: 3 Union ministers to hold another meeting with farmers on Monday

Three central ministers will hold a meeting with farm bodies from Punjab and Haryana, who are planning a protest march to Delhi, on Monday. The farmers are demanding the fulfilment of promises made by the central government in 2021.

BSF personnel stand guard as security tightened at Ambala-Kaithal bypass, ahead of the farmers' call for March to Delhi on 13th February, on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 08:00 AM IST
ByGurpreet Singh Nibber/ Parteek Singh Mahal, Chandigarh/ Faridkot

2015 sacrilege incidents: Faridkot police get two days to quiz key conspirator Pardeep Kaler

Pardeep Kaler, 42, was arrested by a team of crime investigation agency (CIA) of Faridkot police from Gurugram, Haryana, on Friday

According to police, Pardeep Kaler is one of the three Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda national committee members who are key conspirators in the five sacrilege cases of 2015. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 07:42 AM IST
By, Faridkot

On run for 6 years, key accused in 2015 sacrilege incidents in Punjab, lands in police net

Pardeep Kler’s arrest will complete the chain of command and establish direct evidence against Dera chief, say cops

Pardeep Kler, one of the three absconding Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda national committee members, who as per the special investigation team (SIT) was the key conspirator in five sacrilege cases in 2015 was arrested by a team of crime investigation agency (CIA) of Faridkot police from Gurugram on Friday.
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 08:36 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Moose Wala murder: Singer’s father seeks status report on probe into gangster Lawrence Bishnoi’s jail interviews

Balkaur said that on September 18 last year, he submitted an application to the Mansa SSP Nanak Singh demanding that the two TV interviews of gangster Bishnoi from inside the jail should be made part of the investigation in the Moose Wala murder case and be brought on record

Slain Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s father Balkaur Singh
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 08:08 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Faridkot dera dy head murder: HC asks accused SP to submit affidavit in 20-lakh bribe case

SP Gagnesh Kumar is an accused in a bribe case sought to allegedly ‘re-nominate a prime accused’ in the murder case of Harka Das Dera deputy head of Dayal Das, who was shot dead at Kot Sukhia village in Faridkot on November 7, 2019.

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday directed the accused superintendent of police (SP) Gagnesh Kumar to submit an affidavit in a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20-lakh bribery case.
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 07:58 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Acquitted 10 months ago, two Pakistani teens still await release

As per information, on September 1, 2022, Tarn Taran police had arrested two juveniles, Abbas and Hassan, both residents of Lahore in Pakistan, near the Indo-Pak border in Tarn Taran. Both the Pakistan juveniles were 15 years old when Punjab police arrested them. The duo was booked under Section 3 of the Passport Act 1920 and Section 14 of the Foreigners Act 1946 for allegedly crossing the international border and confined in the juvenile observation home since then.

An official of Faridkot Juvenile Observation Home, on condition of anonymity, said: “After the duo was acquitted by the juvenile justice board, in April 2023, Faridkot observation home had forwarded their case to the directorate of social welfare, woman and child development to initiate their repatriation process.”
Updated on Feb 04, 2024 07:16 AM IST
By, Faridkot

20-lakh bribery case: HC stays absconding SP’s arrest till Feb 6

The Punjab and Haryana high court has granted interim relief from arrest to absconding superintendent of police Gagnesh Kumar in a bribery case. The court has also ordered Punjab Police to file a detailed reply and investigate inspector general of police Pardeep Kumar Yadav in the case.

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday granted interim relief from arrest to absconding superintendent of police (SP) Gagnesh Kumar till the next hearing on February 6 in a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20-lakh bribery case.
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 09:34 AM IST

Navjot Sidhu holds rally in Moga, organisers get notice

This was his fourth ‘Jittega Punjab, Jittegi Congress’ rally at Moga. The former cricketer-turned-politician had earlier held three rallies, including two in Bathinda and one in Hoshiarpur, without consulting the state unit.

Former state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu holding a political rally in Moga on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2024 05:16 AM IST

‘Jittega Punjab, Jittegi Congress’ rally: Navjot Sidhu all set to address 4th rally in Moga

Under the banner of ‘Jittega Punjab, Jittegi Congress’ catchphrase, former cricketer-turned-politician has held three rallies, including two in Bathinda and one in Hoshiarpur, without consulting the state unit.

Navjot Singh Sidhu
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 07:26 AM IST
By, Faridkot

National parties trying to weaken SAD, says Sukhbir

Claiming that national parties were trying to weaken the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), party president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday indirectly targeted its former ally --- the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) ---alleging that a separate gurdwara committee was created for Haryana and even the Delhi committee was given into the hands of anti-SAD forces

Claiming that national parties were trying to weaken the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), party president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday indirectly targeted its former ally --- the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) ---alleging that a separate gurdwara committee was created for Haryana and even the Delhi committee was given into the hands of anti-SAD forces.
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 07:52 AM IST

Moose Wala murder: Mansa CJM expedites judicial process

Commits chargesheet against key conspirator Sachin Bishnoi to sessions court within two weeks of SIT submitting challan

Mansa CJM Surabhi Prasher said the present supplementary challan is committed to the Mansa sessions court for January 23 as the main challan has already been committed to it. (Representational photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 03:16 PM IST
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