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CUSTODIAL DEATH CASE

ADGP (vigilance) to head new SIT in custodial death case

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: In a significant development, a new special investigating team (SIT) will investigate the custodial death case in which as many as 32 officials including cops, doctors and a naib tehsildar were booked for murder and causing intentional death besides other charges under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in March last year.

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PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 29

In a significant development, a new special investigating team (SIT) will investigate the custodial death case in which as many as 32 officials including cops, doctors and a naib tehsildar were booked for murder and causing intentional death besides other charges under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in March last year.

They were booked following the directions of the then district sessions judge.

Around 16 persons including a former jail superintendent Amrik Singh, a former deputy jail superintendent BS Bhullar and Dr Gurnam Singh have been arrested. Among others who were booked include then assistant superintendent, jail Gurbinder Singh, then assistant superintendent Tasvir Singh, assistant superintendent Jagtar Singh, medical and naib tehsildar Harvinder Singh. While some of them were given a clean chit, the remaining suspects were still avoiding arrest.

The new SIT would be headed by ADGP (vigilance) Parbodh Kumar while IG (border range) Naunihal Singh and city Police Commissioner G Nageshwara Rao would be other members of the team.

Earlier ADGP (crime) IPS Sahota was supervising the investigations while DIG (border range), AIG (crime), ADCP (crime) and SHO, Cantonment police station, were assisting him in the probe.

A jail inmate, Raju Chand, had died in 2013. Her mother, Manjit Kaur, filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging that Raju died due to inhuman torture in the jail by the police. The police registered a case under Sections 302, 304-A, 148, 149 and 120-B of the IPC in this regard.

While Manjit Kaur has expired, the police was still trying to find Raju’s brother who is a truck driver.

The Police Commissioner has confirmed the development but added that he was yet to receive the written orders in this regard.

Allotment of 314 liquor vends held successfully

Allotment of 314 liquor vends held successfully

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The allotment of 314 licensing units in the district through a draw of lots was made in the presence of senior district administration officials amid tight security at a resort here today.

Man held for changing registration plate

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Following a tip-off, the CIA staff has nabbed Tejinder Singh alias Teji of the Guru Nanank Pura area for fraud and counterfeiting the registration plate of his vehicle.

Medical staff at GMC protests removal of contractual nurses

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The medical staff at Government Medical College here today staged a protest against the state government for abolishing the services of around 80 contractual staff nurses working on deputation from Government Medical College, Patiala.

DC takes over as AIT Chairman

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Kamaljit Singh Sangha today took over as the Chairman of the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) after Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu removed political heads of all improvement trusts in the state.

Sadar police recovers 26 mobile tower batteries

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The Sadar police have recovered around 26 batteries which were stolen from a mobile tower earlier this month.

Encroachments on footpath irk pedestrians

Encroachments on footpath irk pedestrians

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Movement of pedestrians outside the office of Deputy Commissioner (DC) is restricted as a major portion of the road is is occupied by the contractor for parking purpose.

Three held with liquor, heroin in separate cases

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Continuing with its anti-drug drive, the city police has arrested a person with 96 bottles of whisky while his two accomplices managed to escape.

Burning stubble:Satellites to keep a watch on farmers

Burning stubble:Satellites to keep a watch on farmers

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The district administration today stated that satellites would keep a watch on farmers, who burn crop residue, during the harvesting season.

Polio drive: Officials take stock of preparations

Polio drive: Officials take stock of preparations

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A meeting of the district task force for control of polio was organised by the District Health Department at Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil Hospital here today.

Cop thrashed, former sarpanch among 10 booked

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A police Constable identified as Satnam Singh was allegedly thrashed by several persons when he was going to his duty at traffic staff on his motorcycle.

252 volunteers donate blood

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: A blood donation camp was organised by Sameen Singh Charitable Society at a local hospital here today.

Workshop on drug issue

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The District Health Department organised a workshop to create awareness about the drug problem today.

Parent-teacher meet on March 31

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Following the practice of private schools, the Education Department has arranged a parents-teachers meeting at all upper primary government schools to discuss performance of students.

campus Notes

Discussion on sustainable use of genetic resources

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

Amritsar: “Sustainable use of genetic resources is essential for long-term prosperity of society,” said Dr Paramjit Singh, director of Botanical Survey of India (BSI), whose headquarters are in Kolkata.

Natshala adopts disabled singer, will hone her talent

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: Third among her four sisters and a brother, Shenaaz became a breadwinner for her family in her early teens.

Outgoing improvement trust chairman alleges scamcost of tricolour at the icp

Outgoing improvement trust chairman alleges scam

30 Mar 2017 | 2:14 AM

AMRITSAR: The outgoing chairman of the Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT), Suresh Mahajan, has alleged scam in price quoted for the highest Tricolour in the country, which is installed at the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post (JCP).

Wastage & losses in agri-marketing

100 delegates take part in two-day conference

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: The two-day national conference on wastage and losses in agricultural marketing concluded at Khalsa College here today.

People urged to support police in eradicating drug menace

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: Continuing their drive against drug traffickers and bootleggers, the city police today conducted police-public meetings at various parts of the city.

Teachers’ body accuses GNDU VC of favouritism

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

AMRITSAR: In yet another salvo against outgoing Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Dr AS Brar, the GNDU Teachers Association today alleged that the Khalsa College Charitable Society gave undue financial benefits to Dr Sarvjit Kaur Brar, who was the principal of Khalsa College Public School.

Aujla takes up Amritsar airport issue with P Raju

29 Mar 2017 | 1:48 AM

Amritsar: Member of Parliament from Amritsar Gurjeet Singh Aujla today met Union Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and handed over a memorandum regarding Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport.

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