[Chd,Pb]Pb CM Hails SC Sparing His Tourism Minister Sidhu
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict which spared state Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu a jail term in a 1988 road rage case.
“I welcome SC judgement in the road rage case against @sherryontopp. His acquittal on culpable homicide charges shows justice has prevailed. I’d always maintained that there was nothing willful in his act, and the judges have also upheld the same. Law has duly taken its course,”
The Supreme Court today convicted Sidhu for voluntarily causing hurt to a 65-year-old man but spared him a jail term in the 1988 road rage case and imposed a Rs 1,000 fine on him.
A bench of justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reversed the findings of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had convicted the cricketer-turned-politician for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and had sentenced him to three years in jail.
Ironically, on April 12, the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government had favoured in the top court the high court’s judgement convicting and awarding of the three-year jail term to Sidhu.
At that time, the chief minister had maintained that his government had taken the only legally tenable stand in the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, Punjab Congress chief and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar said truth has been victorious while reacting to the Supreme Court verdict in the road rage case involving Sidhu.
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[Chd,Pb]Pb CM Hails SC Sparing His Tourism Minister Sidhu
[नई दिल्ली] हत्या के मामले में दोषी सिद्धू और संधू दोनों बच गए सिद्धू को कोर्ट ने ३० साल पुराने हत्या के मामले में दोषी तो ठहराया लेकिन सजा नहीं दी |सिद्धू के सहयोगी रुपिंदर सिंह संधू को भी बरी कर दिया गया है|
उच्चतम न्यायालय ने पंजाब के पर्यटन मंत्री नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू को वर्ष 1988 के रोड रेड मामले में 65 वर्षीय एक व्यक्ति को जानबूझकर चोट पहुंचाने का आज दोषी ठहराया। हालांकि सिद्धू को न्यायालय ने इस मामले में जेल की सजा से बख्श दिया। इस रोड रेज में सीनियर सिटीजन की मृत्य हो गई थी|तभी से सिद्धू दोषी हैं
न्यायमूर्ति जे चेलामेश्वर और न्यायमूर्ति संजय किशन कौल की पीठ ने कहा कि सिद्धू भारतीय दंड संहिता की धारा 323 ( जानबूझकर चोट पहुंचाना ) के तहत दोषी हैं और उन पर 1,000 रूपये का जुर्माना लगाया जाता है।
पीठ ने कहा , ‘‘ ए 1 ( सिद्धू ) को दोषी करार दिया जाता है। उन्हें कोई सजा नहीं दी जा रही है लेकिन 1,000 रूपये का जुर्माना लगाया जाता है। ए 2 ( रूपिंदर सिंह संधू ) को बरी किया जाता है। ’’
रूपिंदर सिंह संधू सिद्धू के सहायक थे।
[Chd,Pb] Capt,Batting for Sidhu,Turn Down Action In Road Rage Case
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today scotched speculation that the Congress leader would be resigning from the state cabinet.
The Chief Minister said there was no question of asking Sidhu, the Tourism, Culture and Local Government minister, to quit.
Last week, the state government in the Supreme Court had favoured the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and awarding a three-year jail term to Sidhu in the 1988 case. Gurnam Singh, a Patiala resident, had died after he was given fist blow by Sidhu.
Amarinder pointed out that the apex court had stayed Sidhu’s conviction in 2007 and was yet to pronounce its final verdict on his petition challenging the high court order.
The question of the minister resigning, merely because the state government had repeated its stand of 30-years in the case before the Supreme Court, did not arise,
The categorical clarification from the Chief Minister came amid reports suggesting that Sidhu had been asked to resign, and also in the wake of the demand from the opposition that he should step down.
In September 1999, a trial court had acquitted Sidhu of the murder charge. However, the High Court reversed the verdict and held him and co-accused Rupinder Singh Sandhu guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in December, 2006.
The high court sentenced them to three-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the convicts.
Opposition mounting attack on Punjab Local Body Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in this 30 years old case
[Chd,Pb] Sidhu Raises Red Flag To Halt Recuitment Process
After Receiving Complaint about discrepancies in recruitment at Shivalik College of Nursing, Naya Nangal
Local Government Minister,Navjot Singh Sidhu immediately ordered halt to the entire recruitment process
and Chief Vigilance Officer has been directed to probe matter within 15 days
A test was conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar regarding recruitment at Shivalik College of Nursing, Naya Nangal. The result was declared recently and the recruitment was to be based on this result.
Mr. Sidhu also disclosed that complaints were also received during the tenure of the previous government when Panjab University conducted a test regarding recruitment to government departments. He also said that taking any complaint seriously he has decided to go in for comprehensive probe into the entire matter so as to keep the faith of candidates intact in recruitment process to the government departments. He reiterated that there should be no doubt in the mind of any candidate concerning full justice being done in the case.
[Asr,Pb]Balle Balle Now Fly From Amritsar to Kualalumpur
Local Government Minister,Navjot Singh Sidhu today disclosed that the direct flight from Amritsar airport to Kualalumpur would soon commence for which the Air Asia X has started preparations. Sidhu said that this flight would play a yeoman’s role in connecting Punjab with the other countries of Asia as well as the Europe. The minister further said that the officials of Air Asia have agreed to operate this flight 4 times a week and it would begin around diwali time.
[Keshopur Chhamb,Gurdaspur,Pb]Pb Is Heaven For Migratory Birds & Their Lover Tourists :Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu inaugurated Interpretation Centre at Keshopur Chhamb and said that Punjab Is Heaven For Migratory Birds .
In a first for the State of Punjab, the festival of ‘Migratory Birds’ was celebrated at Keshopur Chhamb today. Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest the Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Punjab is the favourite spot of the migratory birds which is amply proved by the converging of 25000-30000 migratory birds at Keshopur Chhamb and more than 70000 at Harike Pattan. He further said that there are many wetlands around the world which receive less migratory birds than Punjab but have been popularized as centres of tourist excellence. The minister emphasized tapping of the immense tourism potential of the State by the department.
He announced that World [wildlife]Photography Contest to be held at wetlands next year
Minister Sidhu said that Tented accomodation to be made available for bird lover tourists
He announced Rs. 3 crore for approach road to Keshopur Chhamb
The minister also inaugurated the interpretation centre for the tourists at Keshopur Chhamb constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 crore.
The minister said that Punjab is the second state after Manipur to implement Cultural Policy and now efforts are on in full swing to frame a Tourism Policy Batting for connecting the future generations with the rich cultural heritage of Punjab, Mr. Sidhu also championed the cause of generating job avenues from the ‘Sabhyachar Ton Rozgar’ policy.
Sidhu while thanking the farmers who gave 850 acres of land for Keshopur Chhamb said that no stone would be left unturned to transform Gurdaspur as the tourism hub and also that Chhamb would be developed with the participation of all stakeholders.
The minister also handed over the keys of the complex at Keshopur Chhamb to the Forest & Wildlife authorities besides releasing the books published by the Tourism Department for promoting tourism.
Earlier, the minister also toured Keshopur Chhamb and watched the migratory birds and visited the exhibition of domestic goods manufactured by a self help group. He also praised the artistic acumen of the artisans and visited the whole complex.