Chandigarh, Dec 20: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday directed the additiol chief secretary (home) to probe an alleged assault on a senior jourlist in the central jail in Patiala. Badal directed the senior officer, Jagpal Singh, to get to the bottom of Saturday’s incident and submit a report at the earliest, a Chief Minister’s Office spokesman said here.
Balwant Singh Rajoa - a Khalistani activist sentenced to death for the assassition of the then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh - allegedly assaulted Kanwar Sandhu as he was upset over video reports released by Sandhu on fake encounters of the Punjab Police. Sandhu said in a video blog later that he was asked by Rajoa’s sister Kamaldeep Kaur to meet him (Rajoa) in the high-security prison, 80 km from here, for his version on fake-encounter claims of former police official Gurmeet Singh alias Pinky. (IANS)