Ten elderly Sikhs, who were acquitted in a TADA case two days back, are expected to be released from various prisons today.
Supreme Court of India (SCI) today acquitted a 1987 TADA case related to Ludhiana Bank robbery acquitting all 10 elderly Sikhs who were convicted and 1o years term by a trial court in 2012.
Supreme Court of India (SCI) today acquitted a 1987 TADA case related to Ludhiana Bank robbery acquitting all 10 elderly Sikhs who were convicted and 10 years term by a trial court in 2012.
Seven years, more than 100 cases, months and years of languishing in jails but only one conviction — That is the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in Punjab and Haryana.
A designated TADA court acquitted journalist Surinder Singh on yesterday (Sept. 7). Advocate Gurpreet Singh, counsel of journalist Surinder Singh told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone that the court of Additional Session judge Rakesh Singh which was also designated as the TADA court acquitted journalist Surinder Singh in a case registered against him in 1988.
Convicted under TADA, Sikh Political Prisoners languishing in Indian Jails: Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, generally called as TADA, was introduced by the Indian state in 1985 to suppress Sikh political struggle in Punjab. It’s a well recognized fact that TADA was widely mis-used by Indian administration and Indian security forces before it was allowed to lapse in 1995 due to widespread opposition. But the cases registered before the lapse of TADA were saved. One such case related to Ludhaina Bank robbery of 1986 stood on trial for 22 years.
On November 20, 2012 a special court in Ludhaina, Punjab (India) invoked a draconian law named Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, short named TADA, to sentence 12 Sikhs to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in a 1987 case.
Vancouver, BC (November 22, 2012): In Ludhiana, Punjab a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court sentenced 12 Sikhs to a ten year imprisonment for a bank robbery case. This case has been running for the past 25 years and though TADA expired in 1995, since the case was initiated under this Act it was used in order to carry out the sentence.
Ludhiana, Punjab (November 21, 2012): Dr. Assa Singh, aged 93, could barely walk without support of some other person. He stood on trial of a 1987 bank robbery case for more than 25 years. Police had accused him for handling money allegedly robbed by Sikh militants from a Ludhiana branch of Punjab National Bank on February 12, 1987.
Ludhiana/Punjab (November 20, 2012): According to information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) a TADA designated court of Sunil Kumar Arora, Additional Sessions Judge (Ludhaina) has sentenced 12 Sikhs to undergo ten years imprisonment in a bank robbery case under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act. It took more than 25 years for the trial to conclude in this case.