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Balwant Singh Rajoana (centre) was sentenced to death in 2007 for the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995.(HT file photo)

Beant Singh assassination: SC asks Centre to decide on Rajoana’s plea to commute death penalty by January 26

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Balwant Singh Rajoana was sentenced to death in 2007 for the former Punjab CM’s assassination on August 31, 1995.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Proposal to commute Rajoana’s sentence yet to be sent to President, Centre tells SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utkarsh Anand
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Former Punjab CM Beant Singh and at least 16 others were killed in an explosion outside the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh in 1995. Rajoana was sentenced to death in 2007 by a special court. Later, authorities declared that he will not hang in the assassination case.
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23 Sena leaders provided gunmen after attack on Amit Arora

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Gursimram Singh Mand, joint co-ordinator of the All India Congress Committee (Kisan Congress), has also got a security cover, after he complained of threats
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Glorification row: I am receiving threat calls, says Bittu

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:18 PM IST
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On the way to protest, Congress leader detained in Doraha

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Says had planned a protest against Balwant Singh Rajoana, Sukbhir Badal and SGPC chief Longowal in Payal, near the idol of former CM Beant Singh
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Zila Parishad polls: Jandiali’s selection leaves veteran Congress leader miffed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Terming it a ‘back-door appointment’, veteran Congress leader Gurdev Singh Lapran, who was considered to be the front-runner for the post, said he would register his protest in front of chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh
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Hawara acquitted in 1995 clock tower blast case

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Sukhbirs call for mercy for Rajoana irresponsible: Beant Singh’s grandson

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2019 11:42 PM IST
Patiala ::: Ht Punjab ::: Balwant Singh in Patiala court ::: caption ::: Balwant Singh Rajoana been produced in district court Patiala. Ht File photo.(HT FILE Photo)
Patiala ::: Ht Punjab ::: Balwant Singh in Patiala court ::: caption ::: Balwant Singh Rajoana been produced in district court Patiala. Ht File photo.(HT FILE Photo)

No pardon has been given to convict in ex-Punjab CM assassination: Amit Shah

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 01:49 PM IST
During the Question Hour, Congress member from Punjab Ravneet Singh Bittu sought a response from Shah on why Rajoana was pardoned.
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Hawara acquitted in 95’ RDX recovery case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:26 AM IST
Apart from RDX, police had recovered an AK 56 rifle, one wireless walkie-talkie from near Budhhah Nullah in Kundanpuri area allegedly on the disclosure of Hawara after his arrest in a bomb blast case on December 23, 1995
Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh reading out the sandesh from, Darshani Deori on the occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas at Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh reading out the sandesh from, Darshani Deori on the occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas at Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Bandi Chhor Diwas: In his ‘sandesh’, Akal Takht jathedar bats for Panthic unity

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Takht Kesgarh Sahib jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal also addressed the sangat
The death sentence of dreaded Babbar Khalsa terrorist, Balwant Singh Rajoana-- convicted for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh -- has been commuted to life.(HT File Photo)
The death sentence of dreaded Babbar Khalsa terrorist, Balwant Singh Rajoana-- convicted for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh -- has been commuted to life.(HT File Photo)

Ex-CM Beant Singh assassin Balwant Rajoana’s death sentence commuted to life

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 07:58 PM IST
Beant Singh, often credited with ending terrorism in Punjab, was assassinated on August 31, 1995. A human bomb triggered the explosives as the chief minister was getting into his official vehicle at about 5.30 pm at the Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh.
Punjab director general of police Suresh Arora(HT FILE)
Punjab director general of police Suresh Arora(HT FILE)

Moga illegal detention case:High Court gives DGP Suresh Arora four weeks to submit report

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 10:40 PM IST
The case pertains to illegal detention of Beant Singh in February. His wife had approached the court alleging that police picked up her husband and illegal detained him for two days.
The manager was on his way to deposit the cash in Gopal Nagar branch of Canara Bank in Amritsar in his private car.(HT PHOTO)
The manager was on his way to deposit the cash in Gopal Nagar branch of Canara Bank in Amritsar in his private car.(HT PHOTO)

Four held for robbing Amritsar bank manager of Rs 38 lakh

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 09:10 AM IST
The robbers threw chilli powder into manager’s eyes and snatched the cash bag near Naagkalan village on August 23
Gurvinder Rattan, a contractual teacher in Sangrur district, has challenged the appointment arguing while Guriqbal was given a job on the basis of graduation degree obtained through distance education several employees in Punjab are not being regularised on ground that they had obtained degrees through distance education from universities outside the state.(Representative image)
Gurvinder Rattan, a contractual teacher in Sangrur district, has challenged the appointment arguing while Guriqbal was given a job on the basis of graduation degree obtained through distance education several employees in Punjab are not being regularised on ground that they had obtained degrees through distance education from universities outside the state.(Representative image)

DSP job to Beant Singh’s grandson under HC lens

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 04:15 PM IST
The high court bench of justice RK Jain has put the Punjab government and the DSP on notice for August 1.
Congress is in power at present in Punjab.(HT File Photo/Representative)
Congress is in power at present in Punjab.(HT File Photo/Representative)

Of 17 Punjab assembly bypolls since 1994, ruling party won 13

Hindustan Times, Shahkot | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 09:26 PM IST
Both the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) are leaving no stone unturned to secure victory
Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Hawara(HT File)
Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Hawara(HT File)

Ludhiana court acquits Babbar Khalsa militant Hawara in arms case

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 10:54 PM IST
Hawara is currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail for his involvement in Delhi bomb blast case.
Jagtar Singh Tara was awarded a life imprisonment till death in connection with the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, on Saturday.(HT File)
Jagtar Singh Tara was awarded a life imprisonment till death in connection with the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, on Saturday.(HT File)

Beant Singh assassination: Ideological differences no justification for murder, says court

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aneesha Bedi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 11:47 PM IST
The court also took into account the fact that Tara showed no remorse over the killing of Beant Singh and he instead tried to justify his action in written.
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