Chandigarh. 25 March 2012. Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said his government would take all possible legal steps pertaining to death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana even as the SAD’s core committee would meet here on Sunday to discuss the issue threadbare.
“My government has been taking advice from legal experts. All possible legal steps will be initiated pertaining to Rajoana’s case,” he told reporters here and in Patiala.
On Friday, the Sikh clergy directed him and SGPC head Avtar Singh Makkar to make efforts to save Rajoana, a convict in the assassination of former chief minister Beant Singh, from the gallows.
The highest Sikh temporal body, the Akal Takht, had also directed the SGPC chief to meet the President and the Prime Minister to save Rajoana, who is scheduled to be hanged in Patiala central jail on March 31.
On seeking clemency for Rajoana, the chief minister said he had great faith and respect for the Akal Takht and his government would initiate all possible legal steps regarding Rajoana’s case. (PTI)