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Slain Punjab CM Beant Singh's Kin To Approach Top Court Against Commutation Of Rajoana's Death Sentence

The Union Home Ministry On Saturday Had Decided To Commute The Death Sentence Of Rajoana As A Humanitarian Gesture Ahead Of The 550th Birth Anniversary Of Sikhism Founder Guru Nanak Dev.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 01 Oct 2019, 05:18:22 PM
Slain Punjab CM Beant Singh's kin to approach top court against commutation of Rajoana's death sentence

New Delhi:

The family of slain Punjab chief minister Beant Singh will approach the Supreme Court against the commutation of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's death sentence.

Confirming this, Punjab MLA and the slain leader's grandson Gurkirat Kotli in Shimla on Tuesday told news agency PTI: "We are taking a legal opinion on that. Most probably, we will challenge the centre's decision on the ground that Rajoana himself had never moved any mercy petition for the commutation of his death sentence." 

The Union Home Ministry on Saturday had decided to commute the death sentence of Rajoana as a humanitarian gesture ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev. 

Rajoana was convicted for the assassination of Beant Singh on August 31, 1995.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 01 Oct 2019, 05:18:22 PM