The state has already paid Rs 5 lakh in compensation.
More than two years after Akali leader Mukhjit Singh Mukha was allegedly killed by a police party, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday ordered Rs 20 lakh compensation for the victim’s wife Harjit Kaur.
The state has already paid Rs 5 lakh in compensation. The remaining amount was directed to be paid within three months. In her petition before Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain, the petitioner had claimed that her husband aged 38 was killed by the police party of Amritsar district on June 16, 2015, by “waylaying him and indiscriminatingly firing gunshots at him in his car”.
The court was told that he sustained 23 gunshot injuries. A special investigation team was formed. News reports were also carried in leading newspapers quoting the Commissioner of Police and other cops as saying that the police had killed Mukha mistaking him for a gangster.
The counsel added the then Deputy Chief Minister-cum-Home Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal visited the petitioner and the victim’s family before announcing compensation and a government job to the widow. The state government gave a cheque for Rs 5 lakh, which was inadequate. Moreover, till date the state government had not provided government job to the petitioner.
[4/17, 14:09] Karan: Chargesheet filed against four DU students for ‘stalking’ Smriti Irani
The Delhi Police have filed a chargesheet against four Delhi University students for allegedly misbehaving with and stalking union minister Smriti Irani in 2017.
The final report was filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarwaria who took cognisance of the charge sheet and put up the matter for October 15.
The four youths, identified as Sitanshu, Karan, Avinash and Amit, were booked on charges of stalking, criminal intimidation and intention to insult the modesty of a woman.
“I take cognisance of the offence as mentioned in the charge sheet. Considering the overall facts and circumstances of the cases, there is sufficient material on record to issue summons against the accused,” the judge said, noting that the accused were on bail.
In April 2017, the police had alleged that the drunk students had followed Irani’s car in Lutyens’ Delhi, following which they were detained.
Acting on a complaint, the police had intercepted the car in which the four youths were travelling. The students, in the age group of 18-19 years, were detained at the Chanakyapuri police station in the diplomatic enclave here. The incident had occurred near the US embassy, the police had said.
It had claimed that the medical examination of the accused had confirmed the presence of alcohol in their blood.