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Former R&AW Chief Samant Goel’s Name Reported in 128 Cases of Enforced Disappearances in Punjab: Ensaaf’s Dossier

Ensaaf has released its complete dossier on former Punjab police official Samant Kumar Goel, who- according to Ensaaf, bears responsibility for at least 127 disappearances and unlawful killings when he served as SSP during the 1980s and 1990s in Punjab.

31 Years After Enforced Disappearance Killing of A Sikh Youth, Cops Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment for Abduction

Chandigarh: A special CBI Court of Harinder K. Sidhu on 31st of January 2022 convicted former Inspector Major Singh, then SHO of police station Sadar, ...

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.

High Court Reserves Order on Sumedh Saini’s Bail and Quashing Pleas

The court of justice Fatehdeep Singh of the Punjab and Haryana high court today reserved its judgment in the two cases filed by Sumedh Saini, who has urged for grant of anticipatory bail in FIR registered against him for the illegal abduction, detention, torture and custodial death of Balwant Singh Multani in December 1991 upon addition of section 302 IPC to the case.

After 27 Years, 6 Cops Convicted in Baba Charan Singh Karsewa and 5 Others’ Murder Case

A CBI court in Mohali today convicted six Punjab police cops for custodial murder of Baba Charan Singh Karsewa in 1993 while acquitted 3 others.

After 26 Years, Two Convicted Punjab Police Officials Get 6 Years Jail Term for Enforced Disappearance of Sikh Youth

A CBI special court of Judge Nirbhow Singh Gill has convicted two Punjab police officers for their role in the abduction and disappearance of Gurinder Singh in 1993.

Crimes Against Humanity In Punjab: Plea Filed in SCI Withdrawn With Liberty to Move High Court

The Public Interest Litigation filed in the Supreme Court seeking probe into alleged mass killings during the counter-insurgency period in Punjab has been withdrawn with liberty to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab: Petition Seeks Justice for 8527 Extra-Judicial Killings

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) concerning enforced disappearances and fake encounters of over 8,527 Punjabis, mostly Sikhs, has been filed in the Supreme Court of India (SCI) by the Punjab Documentation & Advocacy Project (PDAP).

Impunity for Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab: KMO to Protest in Amritsar on July 1

Terming the pardoning of four former police officials who were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for life by a CBI special court as 'impunity for crimes against humanity', the Khalra Mission Organization (KMO) has announced to hold a symbolic protest demonstration at Amritsar on July 1. 

Impunity for Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab: Cops Convicted for Fake Encounter of SIkh Youth Pardoned by Governor

In a clear instance of endorsing Indian state’s policy of impunity for human rights abuser cops, the Governor of Punjab reportedly pardoned four police official who were convicted for murdering a Sikh youth in October 1993.

1991 Fake Encounter: Ropar Court Acquits 4 Cops, including Ex-DGP SK Sharma, on ‘benefit of doubt’

A trial court in Ropar (Rupnagar) on December 3, 2016 acquitted four Punjab police personnel, including former Punjab director general of police SK Sharma, in case 1991 fake encounter case while reportedly granting "benefit of doubt" to the accused.

ICTY convicts Radovan Karadžić for crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

As per a press release by International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [t]rial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today convicted Radovan Karadžić, former President of Republika Srpska (RS) and Supreme Commander of its armed forces, of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war committed by Serb forces during the armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), from 1992 until 1995. He was sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment.

Sikh groups in Canada to go after Punjab cops indulged in crimes against humanity & torture

Ontario, Canada (August 23, 2013): It is learnt that Sikh diaspora organizations of Canada like the Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) and Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) are planning to chase and target Punjab cops for their role in torture of Canadian citizens in Punjab. As per information CSC and SFJ are planning to prepare a case, which will be presented to the Canadian government, declaring Punjab police force as violator of human rights so as to deny its officers visas to that country.

US Federal Court summons CM Punjab Parkash S. Badal for Human Rights violations

New York (August 8, 2012): On August 8, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued Summons against visiting Chief Minister of the State of Punjab, Parkash Badal, on the charges of police custodial torture and shielding the Police officers, DGP Sumedh Saini and others who are responsible for the extra judicial killings and continuous human rights violations against the Sikh community in Punjab.

Punjab CM Badal hit with lawsuit in USA; SJF says he overlooked torture on Sikhs in Punjab

Ludhiana (August 09, 2012): As per information available with Sikh Siyasat that Parkash Singh Badal the chief minister of the Punjab has been hit with ...

Evidence of Impunity: Records of Indian police declare 24 cases of 1984 violence as untraceable

Ludhiana (December 13, 2011): Professor William A. Schabas, an International Law Scholar and Chairman of Irish Centre for Human Rights, had observed in his work: ...

SCI’s decision would impose blind impunity zone in Punjab: SSF

Patiala (December 08, 2011): Sikh Students Federation has raised it’s grave concern over Supreme Court of India’s decision in the case of enforced disappearance of three relatives of Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar and has term the decision as most unfortunate. Supreme Court yesterday set aside the Punjab and Haryana High Court order directing CBI inquiry into the matter, on mere ethical ground that High Court judge ordering the inquiry had certain reason for prejudice against one of the accused police officer.

Two decades of impunity: SCI set aside CBI probe against police officers accused of practising enforced disappearances

New Delhi, India (December 07, 2011): The Supreme Court of India today quashed a Punjab and Haryana High Court order directing the CBI to investigate the enforced disappearance of three innocent Sikhs, including son of a former IAS officer and the father and uncle of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, in 1991.

Pre-Trial stay in Professor Bhullar’s relatives’ disappearance case: SCI may pronounce decision on 7 December

New Delhi, India (December 06, 2011): Supreme Court of India may pronounce it's decision in case related to killing of father, uncle and friend of Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. Senior Police officers, including IPS (Indian Police Services) officers are facing the charge. Professor Bhullar's father, uncle and friend were abducted by Punjab Police in 1991 and were never heard upon thereafter, a CBI investigation, carried under the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2008, has revealed.

No review of US visa denial to Narindra Modi

Ludhiana (November 19, 2011): Last Tuesday the United States described Gujarat as an “important place for American investment”, but added that there has been no review on the issuance of visa for chief minister Narendra Modi, reports The Link, an Indo-Canadian Newspaper.

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