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SCI Stays Sumedh Saini’s Arrest; Judge Asks Why There is Hurry to Arrest Him?

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today stayed arrest of former Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini in Balwant Singh Multani murder case. The case was heard by a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah.

Indian Supreme Court to Hear Petition of Sumedh Saini in Balwant Singh Multani Murder Case Today

A petition moved by former DGP and murder accused Sumedh Saini is listed for hearing in the Indian Supreme Court for Tuesday (September 15). Sumedh Saini has been hiding to avoid his arrest after his anticipatory bail petition is dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Balwant Singh Multani murder case.

Backed by Punjab Govt’s Inaction, Sumedh Saini Applies Anticipatory Bail in Supreme Court

Punjab's former DGP Sumedh Saini is booked for custodial torture and murder of a Sikh youth Balwant Singh Multani in 1991. After his anticipatory bail is rejected by Punjab and Haryana High Court, Sumedh Saini has applied for bail in Supreme Court of India (SCI).

Bail and Quashing Pleas of Sumedh Saini Dismissed in High Court; Will Punjab Govt. Arrest Him Now?

Anticipatory bail application and FIR quashing application of former DGP Sumedh Saini in Balwant Singh Multani murder case are dismissed by Punjab and Harayan High Court. The High Court had heard the arguments in both cases yesterday and the order was reserved for today.

Booked for Murder Ex-DGP Sumedh Saini Goes Underground Under the Nose of Punjab Government

Punjab government is claiming that more than 60 persons from the CRPF, Punjab Police and Chandigarh Police posted in Z+ security of former DGP are clueless about his whereabouts as he has gone underground along with his family.

Sikh Political Prisoner Bhai Lal Singh Finally Gets Permanent Release After 28 Years

Sikh political prisoner Bhai Lal Singh Akalgarh was finally released on a permanent basis today. He has been imprisoned in India for the past 28 years. Arrested on 14 July 1992, Bhai Lal Singh was sentenced to imprisonment for life by a designated TADA court of Ahmadabad Rural at Mirzapur (Gujrat) on 8 January 1997 under sections 3 and 5 of TADA Act, 120-B IPC, section 5 of Explosives Act and Section 25(1)(a) of Arms Act.

Sikhs, Bahujans, Muslims Hold Joint Protest in Punjab on 15 August

A number of Sikh, Bahujan and Muslim activists held a joint protest at Jalandhar on August 15, which is marked annually as independence day by the Indian state. It is learnt that activists belonging to Dal Khalsa, Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann), Rashtriya Muslim Morcha, Bhaujan Kranti Morcha, Sikh Youth Federation Bhindrawale (SYFB) and Akal Federation participated in this protest.

Elderly Sikh Booked in UAPA Gets Bail As Police Fails to Substantiate ‘Secret Information’

An elderly Sikh booked by the Punjab police under draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) was granted bail by a Kapurthala court today.

Sekhowal Gram Sabha Resolves Against Industrial Park on Village Land Near Mattewara Forest in Punjab

In a significant move, Gram Sabha of Village Sekhowal, Block Mangat, (Ludhiana 1) held a session today. Village Sarpanch, Panchayat members and village residents took part in this Gram Sabha session. The Gram Sabha unanimously resolved against Punjab government's proposal to built an industrial park on this village's common/panchayati land. 

NIA’s Tactics Under Question Again After Sikh Youth Inquired by NIA Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances

The tactics adopted by National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India are once again under question after a witness questioned by NIA dies under mysterious circumstances. This is second such death in Punjab which is linked with NIA's ongoing investigations. Earlier a witness named Rampal had committed suicide in 2018.

Stop Repression and Illegal Detention of Sikhs Youth in Punjab Under Lawless Laws like UAPA: ASC

Chandigarh: In a written statement (copy with SSN) the American Sikh Council (ASC) has expressed grave concerns about the alleged “illegal detention of innocent Sikh ...

Sikh Lawyer Releases Latest List of UAPA Cases in Punjab; Congress Govt. Using UAPA Faster than Last SAD-BJP Govt.

An updated tentative list released by Sikh lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has revealed that the Congress party led Punjab government is faster than previous SAD-BJP government in at least one perspective- registering cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). UAPA is considered present day notorious law and a new avatar of draconian TADA and POTA.

Ex-Bureaucrat, Journalists, Opinionists, Academicians & Activists Tell Punjab Government to Stop Repression & Mis-use of UAPA

In the last days of June 2020, our igneous Intelligence Agencies have ‘unearthed one terror module after another, supported by ISI of Pakistan and the Sikhs For Justice.’ In consequence, God knows how many, Sikh young men have been arrested, some (maybe all) have been tortured and insulted in a bid to demoralize and demonize the people in order to secure them in eternal slavery by total denial of constitutional and innate human rights.

How Gurmeet Ram Rahim Escaped in Salabatpura Case? Role of Punjab Police & State Government

Burj Jawahar Singh Wala case is not the first case in which DSS chief is named by the Punjab police. He was earlier named by the state police in 2007 ‘Salabatpura case’.

COVID-19 Masks: Punjab Govt. Has Collected More Than Rs. 1 Crore As Fine

In a press release issued today, the Punjab government said that it has collected more than Rs. 1 Crore as fines from people who were not wearing masks that have been made mandatory by the government in wake of COVID-19.

Mohali Police Torture Journalist Major Singh in Police Station

Two ASIs of Mohali police are accused for torturing a senior Punjabi journalist in the police station. Major Singh, district incharge of Punjabi vernacular Rozana Pehredar said that he was covering an issue at Phase 4 Mohali Gurdwara Sahib when ASI Om Parkash and ASI Amar Nath snatched his mobile.

Rule of Bureaucracy under Badals Not Different Under Amrinder Singh

It is rare happening in the past four decades when Punjab ministers forced a defiant Chief Secretary representing ‘real governance’ to be removed from office.

Sumedh Saini Case: Eye-witness Records Statement with Investigation Officer

An eye-witness against former DGP Sumedh Saini has recorded her statement with the investigation officer of the Punjab police. Advocate G. K. Mann and her husband were arrested along with deceased Balwant Singh Multani in 1991, when Sumedh Saini was SSP of Chandigarh.

Diversification Plans Dumped?: Punjab Government Prepones Paddy Plantation by 10 Days

Punjab has been facing ground water crisis for past few decades. The crisis is largely attributed to 'wheat-paddy crop circle'.

Close Associate of Badals, Satnam Singh Kaler Defended Many ‘Killer Cops’

Advocate Satnam Singh Kaler may have withdrawn from the defence of former DGP Sumedh Saini but controversy triggered by his move to appear for Saini refuses to die down.

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