BEANT SINGH ASSASSINATION

  • Rajoana clemency: SC refuses to take up plea March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any order on a plea for clemency to Balwant Singh Rajoana, awarded death penalty for assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. A bench of justices TS Thakur and Gyan Sudha Misra said it cannot pass any direction as...
  • Rajoana clemency row: SC criticises Punjab govt March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has criticised the Punjab government on the Balwant Singh Rajoana clemency issue. The court called the stay on the hanging of Rajoana, a drama by the state government. Rajoana is one of the assassins of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh and was to be...
  • Clashes in Punjab as Rajoana's hanging nears March 28, 2012

    Chandigarh: Clashes have been reported from Patiala and some other regions of Punjab as tension escalates over the hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. Sikh groups have also taken out protest marches in Jammu in support of Rajoana, putting pressure...
  • Beant Singh killing: Punjab on alert before Rajoana's hanging March 27, 2012

    The government asked 15 paramilitary companies to be deployed ahead of Balwant Singh Rajoana's hanging on March 31. ...
  • Beant Singh's coassassin refuses help from SAD March 27, 2012

    Chandigarh: Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's coassassin Balwant Singh Rajaona has hit out at the Shiromani Akali Dal. In a letter written from his jail cell addressed to the Sikh community, Rajoana has refused help from the ruling party, saying it is trying to score political brownie points by...
  • SGPC to seek mercy for Beant Singh's coassassin March 26, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Akali Dalbacked Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee has decided to file a clemency plea before the President for Beant Singh's coassassin Balwant Singh Rajoana. Rajoana is on death row for assassinating then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995. The decision was taken at the SGPC meeting on Sunday...
  • CBI seeks death penalty for Beant Singh's killer December 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking death penalty for Babbar Khalsa terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara. The terrorist is convicted of killing former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. The move by the CBI came after the Punjab High Court overturned a death sentence and...
  • Beant case: HC commutes death sentence of Hawara October 12, 2010

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of the mastermind in Beant Singh assassination case to life imprisonment, while it upheld the trial court penalty to four other accused in the case. A division bench of the court comprising Justice Mehtab Singh Gill and...