Dinesh K Sharma, Editor

‘Khalistan Zindabad’ and SFJ slogans found on wall of DRM Railway in Ferozepur.

On Monday, a slogan referencing Khalistan was painted on the wall of the Divisional Rail Manager’s office.

Officers, on the other hand, moved quickly to hide the slogans – Khalistan Zindabad and 26 January 2023 SFJ – with paint, and the incident is being investigated by police.

The slogans were scrawled in black paint on the railway office’s perimeter, drawing attention to the security arrangements at the railway’s main office.

The security forces have been put on high alert as a result of the event.

We are studying the CCTV tape to identify the folks who have scrawled these slogans, said Satwinder Singh Virk, a DSP who also arrived at the scene.

Meanwhile, SFJ’s General Counsel, Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, has delivered a taped video along with a letter.

Security of Burail Jail Chandigarh will be upgraded after a tiffin bomb recovered near the high security jail wall.

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Chandigarh: After a tiffin bomb was found near Chandigarh’s Hi-tech Model Burail Jail, the administration has decided to tighten the security of the jail. Many hard-core terrorists associated with Babbar Khalsa terrorist organization are imprisoned here.

The jail authorities said 45 high-resolution CCTV cameras will be installed within 14 acres of Burail Jail and an Under Vehicle Security System (UVSS) will also be installed. Through this, any object hidden on the floor of any vehicle can be seen. The floor of a vehicle moving at a speed of 30 km per hour can also be checked with this modern system. This type of UVSS exists in only a few prisons in the country. It consists of a camera and an automatic registration recording system. Apart from these, there is also a plan to install boom barriers at the entry gate to prevent heavy vehicles up to 9 tonnes. This boom barrier will also have the ability to stop a fast-approaching heavy vehicle. At present, there is a multi-layer barrier of iron gates in the Burail Jail. At present, the Chandigarh Administration has floated tenders for the purchase of CCTV cameras and UVSS. A special boom barrier will also be procured soon. The Home Secretary has approved this purchase.

Following the recovery of a tiffin bomb near the jail wall, IG (Prisons) Deepak Purohit had held several meetings regarding the security arrangements, under which these measures were considered and a plan was also made to implement them.

A young man was found dead in a car. Prima Facie seems to be a case of suicide, says SSP Mohali.

Mohali: A car-borne young man was found dead with a gunshot injury on his head in Mohali on Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohali Vivek Sheel Soni said that prima facie it seems to be a suicide case. The deceased has been identified as Karanpal Sharma, a resident of Jal Vayu Vihar in Mohali, whose body was found on the driving seat of his Hyundai Creta car near his residence on Wednesday.

“There is an entry wound of a bullet on the right side of his head. The pistol from which the fire happened was recovered from his right hand,” said the SSP, while adding that the forensic team reached the spot and examined the scene of the crime. He said that upon examination the entry wound shows point-blank fire and also the right hand in which the weapon was found has tested positive for gunshot residue in preliminary tests by the forensic team.

SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said that the Police have also recovered nine bullets from the right pocket of the deceased. The matter seems to be of suicide and is being examined thoroughly, he added.

Meanwhile, the FIR under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Police Station Phase 11 Mohali on the statement of Surinder Kumar, father of the deceased. The body has been sent for the autopsy and further investigations by the police are already on.

 

 

Bikram Majithia’s life in danger in jail: Wife MLA Ganeev Kaur wrote a letter to Punjab Governor and DGP, demanding the removal of ADGP

Chandigarh: Demanding the removal of Harpreet Sidhu, ADGP, Prison, Ganeev Kaur, MLA from Majithia and wife of the senior SAD leader, Bikramjit Singh Majithia, has written a seven-page-letter to the Governor and the DGP, Punjab, claiming that the life of her husband in Patiala jail is in danger.

Akali leader Bikram Majithia has been in jail for some time in the drug case. Bikram Majithia’s wife Ganeev Kaur Majithia has accused ADGP Jail Harpreet Sidhu of harming her husband. They can also implicate Bikram Majithia in some other false case. While questioning the ability of Harpreet Sidhu she said that when Sidhu was the head of the STF, he also failed to stop the trading of drugs. While being an SIT member, he had recorded a false statement from Akali leader Amarpal Singh Boney.

Ganeev Kaur claimed that there is an old rivalry in the family of Harpreet Singh Sidhu and Bikram Majithia. The Sidhu family believes that one of their aunts was killed by the Majithia family. Bikram Majithia’s grandfather was also fired upon by the security guard of Harpreet Singh Sidhu’s father. Due to this rivalry, Harpreet Sidhu has tried to implicate him by using his position.

Ganeev Kaur has further alleged that even the AAP’s government is jealous of Bikram Majithia as he had filed a defamation case against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal during the 2017 elections. Then CM Arvind Kejriwal got the case finished by apologizing to Majithia. The case against MP Sanjay Singh is still going on. Ganeev Kaur has alleged in her letter that Harpreet Singh Sidhu has been given additional charge of ADGP Prison so as to implicate Majithia in some other case.

ED raids GBP builders in Chandigarh: accused of duping crores are absconding; Many documents, cash, and Audi seized.

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Chandigarh: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has raided the premises of Gupta Builders and Promoters (GBP), who are absconding in the case of not giving possession on time despite taking crores of rupees from customers. According to the information, the ED has raided 19 locations including GBP and other embellishments. The raid has been conducted simultaneously in Chandigarh, Ambala, Panchkula, and Delhi. According to sources, during the raid, the ED seized several incriminating documents, worth Rs 85 lakh, during the Audi Q7 car search.

According to the information, cases are also registered against the builder in Punjab and Haryana. Cases have been registered against builders Satish Gupta, Raman Gupta, Pradeep Gupta, and Anupam Gupta associated with GBP. All of them are absconding.

Chandigarh Police has registered 9 cases against GBP on the different complaints of the customers, who were duped crores of rupees in the name of getting them flats. The promoters of the real estate and housing project group are fugitives. According to sources, he fled abroad fearing arrest. About 3 weeks ago, the EOW department of Chandigarh Police registered a fresh FIR on the complaints of 29 people. Each person was cheated between Rs 39 lakh and Rs 55 lakh. The case was registered on the complaint of Darmian Singh of Sector 20.

File photo of the people who were cheated while protesting outside the GBP office.

Sidhu Moosewala Murder Case: Eight Persons Arrested for Providing Logistic Support and Conducting Recce. SIT has also identified four Shooters of Sidhu Moosewala murder.

Chandigarh: Following the strong commitment of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to nab the accused persons in Sidhu Moosewala murder case, the Punjab Police have arrested at least eight persons for providing logistic support, conducting recce and harbouring the shooters of renowned Punjabi Singer Shubhdeep Singh alias Sidhu Moosewala, who was shot dead on May 29.

Moosewala, who left his house at around 4.30pm on May 29 along with two persons including Gurwinder Singh (neighbour) and Gurpreet Singh (cousin), was shot dead by some unidentified persons. He was driving his Mahindra Thar Vehicle.

Those arrested have been identified as Sandeep Singh alias Kekda of Sirsa, Haryana; Manpreet Singh alias Manna of Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda; Manpreet Bhau of Dhaipai, Faridkot; Saraj Mintu of village Dode Kalsia, Amritsar; Prabhdeep Sidhu alias Pabbi of Takhat-Mall, Haryana; Monu Dagar of village Rewli in Sonipat, Haryana; Pawan Bishnoi and Naseeb, both residents of Fatehabad, Haryana. The Police have also identified four shooters involved in the crime.

Divulging the roles of the arrested persons, ADGP Anti-Gangster Task Force Parmod Ban on Tuesday said that Sandeep alias Kekda, on the directions of Goldy Brar and Sachin Thapan, had kept tab on the singer’s movements by impersonating himself as his fan. Kekda also clicked selfies with the singer, when the latter was leaving from his home minutes before his murder, he added.

“Kekda has shared all the inputs like the singer was not accompanied by his security personnel, the number of occupants, vehicle details and he is travelling in non-bullet-proof vehicle Mahindra Thar, with the shooters and handlers operating from abroad,” ADGP Ban said.

He said that Manpreet Manna had provided a Toyota Corolla car to Manpreet Bahu, who further delivered the car to two persons— suspected to be the shooters, on the directions of Saraj Mintu, who is a close aide of Goldy Brar and Sachin Thapan.

The ADGP said that the fifth accused Prabhdeep Sidhu alias Pabbi had provided shelter to two associates of Goldy Brar, who came from Haryana in January 2022, and also got conducted a recce of Sidhu Moosewala’s home and surrounding areas through them, while Monu Dagar had provided two shooters and helped assemble the team of shooters to carry out this murder the directions of Goldy Brar.

He said that Pawan Bishnoi and Naseeb had handed-over Balero’s vehicle to shooters and also provided them hideout.

Meanwhile, ADGP Parmod Ban said that the Special Investigation Team headed by IGP PAP Jaskaran Singh has been working strategically and cohesive efforts are being made to arrest the identified shooters and other accused persons involved in the crime.

 

Breaking: Former Congress minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot arrested by VB.

Chandigarh: Former Congress leader, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has been arrested by Mohali Vigilance Bureau early morning on Tuesday. Sources claimed that one Journalist from Khanna, Kamaljit was also picked up by the VB.

According to information Mohali Vigilance Bureau has reportedly arrested Sadhu Singh Dharamsot from Amloh in some forest department-related corruption case, not related to WWICS in which a DFO was arrested on June 2.

VB sources claimed that the arrest has been made in a new case, detail of which will be released by the higher officials of the department in the next couple of hours.

Akal Takht chief gets Sikh Commando in Z security cover.

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Amritsar: Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, who had refused government security, has now given his consent to have the Centre-sponsored security cover, but with a condition.

The Jathedar has agreed to have only ‘Sikh’ security personnel with him because it will be easy for them to understand the religious code of conduct. Six ‘Sikh’ security guards from the CRPF have been deployed in his security. The SGPC task force and Punjab police commando attached with the Jathedar, will continue to escort him.

Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh had refused security from the Punjab and Union Government after which the Sikh youth offered to provide security to the Jathedar themselves. Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, president of the showmanship committee, provided 12 employees of the committee for the security of the Jathedar and President Dhami had said that the arbitrariness of the committee would protect the Jathedar.

The Centre had decided to give the ‘Z’ grade security cover to the Jathedar consisting of over 20 paramilitary jawans. He had declined to accept it, saying that it would hinder his duty as a Jathedar of the Akal Takht as the security would prevent him from mingling with devotees. Despite his refusal, the Centre has deputed six CRPF security guards with him. It is learnt that once the full brigade will join the Jathedar’s security cover, some will be deputed at his residence and office at Talwandi Sabo, some outside the Akal Takht Secretariat in Amritsar and rest will escort him during his programmes outside in a separate vehicle.

Akal Takht Secretariat staff said the security guards had been directed neither to enter any gurdwara nor the Jathedar’s office.

The Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation in Pakistan expresses concern about the rise in the Kartarpur Corridor’s admission fee.

Chandigarh: Imtiaz Rasheed Qureshi, Chairman of the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation Pakistan, has expressed his displeasure with the increase in the cost of entering the Kartarpur Corridor from Rs.200 to Rs.400 for Pakistani devotees.

Qureshi, a lawyer and social activist, is also seeking Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s innocence in court because his name did not appear in the FIR on the basis of which he and his associates – Rajguru and Sukhdev – were hanged. He has also advocated for the renaming of Shadman Chowk as Shaheed Bhagat Singh Chowk and the production of a postage stamp honouring him.

Qureshi condemned the Evacuee Trust Pakistan’s decision to raise the entry cost to the Kartarpur Corridor for Pakistani citizens from Rs 200 to Rs 400, and claimed the directives may be revoked if the fee is raised.

It may be recalled that His Excellency Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, opened the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation Pakistan on November 9, 2019, in response to a demand, said Qureshi, adding that the people of Pakistan and India have become closer, while hatred has diminished and love has flourished, and the era of difference of opinion is almost over.

“We urge the Pakistani government to reverse the rise in entry fee prices and make them completely free for all visitors,” he added

Intelligence agencies on alert after the SFJ called for Punjab gangsters to join forces to kill Blue Star veterans.

New Delhi (Agencies) After the banned Khalistani organization Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) released a video allegedly asking Punjab-based gangsters to join SFJ in killing Indian Army officers who led Operation Blue Star at Amritsar’s Golden Temple in 1984, intelligence agencies issued an alert for concerned security agencies and state police.

According to information supplied with security services, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, General Counsel Sikh for Justice (SFJ), uploaded a video on social media portals saying, “Don’t kill the emerging artist if only bullets are to be fired.” General Kuldeep Brar, the Indian Army official in charge of Operation Blue Star, and Brigadier Israr Khan, the Sikh community’s opponents, are responsible for the attack on the Golden temple in Amritsar in 1984.”

“A reward of $100,000 US dollars will be granted by the SFJ for reporting these two officers’ abroad trips,” it continues. The SFJ has called on Punjab gangsters Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, Lawrence Bishnoi, and Dilpreet Baba to take part in the plebiscite in Khalistan, and has promised them safety and a reward if they do. On June 6, 2022, voting for the campaign for Punjab independence, Khalistan referendum, would be proclaimed in Sri Akal Takht Sahib.”

 

State police are urged to take all necessary precautions and keep a close eye on the situation.