Shikomani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has appealed to the central government to release Balwant Singh Rajoana. He is a convict in the murder case of former Punjab Chief Minister (Ex CM) Beant Singh.
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has urged the Union government to release Balwant Singh as a human gesture to put a decisive end to his distrust.
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Center to take a decision by January 26 on the plea to reduce the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the murder case of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal urges Central Government to set Balwant Singh Rajoana (convict in Punjab's ex-CM Beant Singh's assassination case) free, to put a decisive end to his unending incarceration, as a humanitarian gesture: Shiromani Akali Dal (File photo) pic.twitter.com/9DjUuUzjL9— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021
The Chief Justice S.A Bobde said that the decision on Rajoana’s petition should be taken before Republic Day.
The Supreme Court said that they are giving two to three weeks time to the Center. The Center has to take a decision on the petition by 26 January.
Let us tell you that Congress leader Beant Singh was the Chief Minister of Punjab from 1992 to 1995. On August 31, 1995, the then Chief Minister Beant Singh was blown out of the Central Secretariat of Chandigarh in a bomb blast. 16 people were also killed in this terrorist attack with them. In this attack, Punjab Police employee Dilawar Singh played the role of a human bomb. It is known that Rajoana was sentenced to death by the special court in the year 2007.