July 25, 2012 | By Jaspal Singh
Patiala (July 25, 2012): As per media reports, Bibi Kamaldeep Kaur, sister of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, whose is facing death sentence in Punjab CM Beant Singh assassination case, has demanded that his trial in a 17-year-old case regarding recovery of explosives be completed early, as police were causing inordinate delay in the case by not producing Rajoana in the court.
As per information the hearing of the case was scheduled in Patiala court on 24 July, 2012 however, the police did not produce Balwant Singh Rajoana in the court citing security reasons.
Kamaldeep Kaur, in a written statement, said that it was the fourth time after March 31 (when Rajoana was scheduled to be hanged) that Rajoana was not being produced in the case.
“Police have claimed that it he is a dreaded terrorist and there could not be enough security arrangements to produce him”, she is reported to have said.
She further claimed that police had been producing Balwant Singh Rajoana in the same court, but now police were avoiding producing him in the court. “Authorities are doing it deliberately on the pretext of security as actually they are afraid of Bhai Rajoana’s popularity. Authorities think that Rajoana’s popularity would wane away by keeping him away from public eye as his production in the court would draw public attention,” Kamaldeep argued.
She demanded speedy trial of the 17-year-old case so that it could reach its logical conclusion.
Notably, lakhs of Sikhs had come out on streets in Punjab in the last week of March to protest the scheduled hanging of Rajoana.
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Related Topics: Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, Punjab Police