Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 21. A human rights organisation wants to save Balwant Singh from the gallows. For, the purpose, its relying on a legal proposition that Balwant Singh should not be led to the gibbet till the appeal in the Punjab’s former Chief Minister Beant Singh’s assassination case is pending before the Supreme Court.
Lawyers For Human Rights International, through counsel Navkiran Singh, today filed a petition in public interest in the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking a stay on the hanging.
In the PIL, Lawyers For Human Rights International president Tejinder Singh Sudan has argued that the judgment, vide which death sentence of Balwant Singh was confirmed, has been challenged and the appeal is pending before the Supreme Court.
The petitioner also stated it would be great injustice; and the judicial system would not be able to justify the hurried action in executing Balwant Singh. The action would result in loss that could not be reversed, he said.
The case was listed for hearing before the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Mahesh Grover today. The Bench ordered the case to be listed for hearing before another bench on Thursday.
Panthic outfits want government to intervene
Amritsar. Various Panthic organisations have urged the Akal Takht to issue directions to the state government to pass a resolution in the Punjab Assembly to save Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar and Balwant Singh Rajoana the same way as the Tamil Nadu Assembly did to save the conspirators of former PM Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.
The representatives of these outfits assembled at Bhai Gurdas Hall and handed over a memorandum to the Akal Takht Jathedar after holding parleys on the Rajoana case. They passed a resolution in the meeting in which they vowed to “wage a decisive battle led by the Akal Takht” to get the death sentence to Rajoana reversed. (TNS)