SARPANCH MURDERS

  • J&K: Rahul Gandhi to hold meet with sarpanchs October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is expected to meet the village panchayat heads in Srinagar on Friday. The meet comes in the wake of the murders of two sarpanchs in two weeks last month following which around 150 of their counterparts resigned in protest, demanding greater security. The sarpanch...
  • J&K: Rahul wants more autonomy for sarpanches September 28, 2012

    Srinagar: The ongoing sarpanch protests in Jammu and Kashmir threatens to turn into a faceoff between Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after the former said on Thursday that the local body leaders must be granted more autonomy. Rahul made the statement at a meeting with a...
  • J&K: Over 50 Panchayat members quit after murders of sarpanchs September 25, 2012

    Srinagar: There has been mass resignations of panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir following the killing of two sarpanchs within a fortnight. More than 50 sarpanchs submitted their resignation in North Kashmir after Ghulam Mohammad Teli was shot on Sunday. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that he will...
  • Karnal murder case witness found dead June 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Chamail Singh, a key witness in the murder case of former Haryana village sarpanch Karam Singh, was found dead near a police post in Karnal on Wednesday. Singh was in his mid40s and a resident of Panipat. In a statement given on Monday, he said that he had paid...