Balwant Singh Rajoana

  • No evidence of British role in Operation Bluestar yet: Cameron January 15, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday said there was no evidence so far to suggest that elite British special forces played a role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out Sikh militants holed up in the Golden Temple. "I don't want to prejudge the outcome, but I would note...
  • Balwant Singh Rajoana against anyone defending him March 17, 2013

    Fatehgarh Sahab: Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict on death row in connection with the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has said that he did not want anyone to defend him. Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president and former IPS officer Simranjit Singh Mann had recently sought stay Rajoana's...
  • Beant Singh's killer Rajoana expresses desire to be hanged February 25, 2013

    Patiala: Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict on death row in connection with the assassination of the former Punjab Chief Minister, Beant Singh, has expressed his desire to be hanged. Rajoana, a Babbar Khalsa International terrorist, has in a four-page open letter said he had neither appealed for mercy nor asked...
  • Beant Singh's grandson seeks Rajoana's hanging February 12, 2013

    Jalandhar: Following the hanging of Afzal Guru, Congress MP and grandson of Beant Singh, Ravneet Singh Bittu, has demanded the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana - the convict on death row for assassinating the former Punjab chief minister. He also demanded the hanging of 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinder Pal...
  • 24 mercy petitions disposed of since 2009, 13 pending December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: As many as 24 mercy petition cases have been disposed of since 2009 while 13 are still pending with the government, Parliament was told on Tuesday. Among the 24 mercy petitions that have been disposed of is that of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab - the last 26/11 terrorist...
  • Controversy erupts over Akalis' honour to militants June 6, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Akalis have sparked off a controversy on the 28th anniversary of Operation Blue Star by raising a memorial for militants killed in the operation and honouring former chief minister Beant Singh's assassin Balwant Singh Rajoana. The memorial inside the Golden Temple complex glorifies militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale...
  • Badal defends his govt seeking mercy for Rajoana March 31, 2012

    Fatehgarh Sahib: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday defended the state government's seeking clemency for death convict Balwant Singh Rajoana saying since the mercy plea of the other co-accused was pending in courts it was not at all justified to hang him till the outcome of these appeals. ...
  • 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: Gurdaspur remains under curfew March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Gurdaspur will continue to remain under curfew on Friday after communal clashes that broke out in the city on Thursday over the issue of Rajoana execution that left one dead and one injured in police firing. Two groups clashed on Thursday over clemency for Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict...
  • 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...
  • Rajoana's hanging stayed, SAD welcomes the move March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Bowing to the pressure from Punjab government, the Centre on Wednesday stayed the hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana, who was sentenced to death for the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995. The decision to stay Rajoana's hanging, which was to be carried out on March...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 28, 2012

    The Centre stays execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana after the Akali government appealed for clemency. ...
  • Clemency row: Afzal vs Balwant - are there double standards? March 28, 2012

    The Congress and the BJP have been saying Afzal Guru must be hanged even as the J&K government has been seeking clemency. ...
  • News 360: Centre stays hanging of Beant's co-assassin Rajoana March 28, 2012

    Centre stays hanging of Beant Singh's co-assassin, Balwant Singh Rajoana, until the Supreme Court decides on his petition. ...
  • Clemency politics prevails, execution of Rajoana stayed March 28, 2012

    The Centre on Wednesday stayed hanging of Beant Singh's co-assassin Balwant singh Rajoana. ...
  • Beant Singh killing: Rajoana's hanging stayed March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday stayed the hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana, the co-assassin of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. The decision to stay Rajoana's hanging, which was to be carried out on March 31 at the Patiala Central Jail, was announced after Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh...
  • 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...
  • Bandh in support of Rajoana hits normal life in Punjab March 28, 2012

    Chandigarh: A day-long bandh called by radical Sikh outfits to protest the proposed execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the Beant Singh killing case, disrupted normal life in parts of Punjab on Tuesday. A report from Patiala said the call for bandh evoked a total response in the city where...
  • Rajoana hanging: Punjab bandh, CM to meet Prez March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly 60,000 Punjab police personnel and 15 companies of para-military forces have been put on alert after a Chandigarh court ordered that Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's killing, be hanged as scheduled on March 31. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 banning assembly of...
  • Order to execute Beant's co-assassin declined March 28, 2012

    Chandigarh: The execution of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's co-assassin Balwant Singh Rajoana has run into a solid wall, with both the state government and even Balwant's jail superintendent flatly opposing the court order. "I shall meet President Pratibha Patil tomorrow (Wednesday)," said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. "If the President...
  • Hang Beant's co-assassin on March 31: Court March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Chandigarh Sessions court on Tuesday ordered execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana on March 31 and also issued a showcause notice and contempt of court against Patiala Jail Superintendent for not carrying out the orders. The Court has returned Rajoana's hanging order to Patiala Jail "for compliance" in...
  • 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 killer's execution: High alert in Punjab March 27, 2012

    Chandigarh: Punjab police and paramilitary forces on Tuesday conducted a flag march in various places apprehending violence in the wake of possible execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict in the assassination of former Chief Minister Beant Singh. Security forces have been conducting repeated flag march at various places in the...
  • Beant Singh's co-assassin refuses help from SAD March 27, 2012

    Chandigarh: Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's co-assassin 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...
  • Beant killing: Court to decide on Rajoana's execution March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A trial court in Chandigarh is expected to decide on the execution of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's co-assassin on Tuesday. Balwant Singh Rajoana is scheduled to be hanged on March 31. Several Sikh groups including the ruling Akali Dal-backed SGPC have appealed for clemency for him. The Patiala Central...
  • SGPC to seek mercy for Beant Singh's co-assassin March 26, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Akali Dal-backed Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee has decided to file a clemency plea before the President for Beant Singh's co-assassin 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...
  • Akali Dal asks Punjab govt, SGPC to save Rajoana March 25, 2012

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday asked the state government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to take all possible legal and other steps to secure clemency for Balwant Singh Rajoana, a Babbar Khalsa International terrorist, facing death sentence for former chief minister Beant Singh's assassination. At an...
  • Punjab jail returns death warrant of Beant's assassin March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the controversy over execution of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's co-assassin Balwant Singh Rajoana, the Patiala Jail superintendent has returned his death warrant yet again, citing legal weaknesses. The police claimed that the issue is not within the jurisdiction of Punjab. Balwant Singh...