Khalra's widow to move SC for seeking death for guilty cops

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Fatehgarh Sahib, Oct 17 (UNI) Paramjit Kaur Khalra, wife of slain human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra today said that she would approach Supreme Court to seek capital punishment for the cops guilty of killing her human rights activist husband.

While reacting to the Punjab and Haryana High Court decision yesterday to enhance the 7 year rigorous imprisonment (RI) of four Punjab police cops to RI for life, Ms Paramjit told mediapersons that the accused should have been hanged to death for their inhuman act.

She said that she would also pursue the case against two other cops, who were acquitted by court in the case of custodial death of Khalra who had embarked upon a mission to look into the death of innocents by police, in September 1995, which was investigated by CBI on orders of the Supreme Court.

The recent decision of High Court, she said, had proved that Punjab police had committed atrocities on people during terrorism.

''This is now a challenge for Sikh community and state government and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, should take immediate action against former Punjab DGP K.P. S. Gill for the death of thousands of innocent persons,'' she said.

Saying that now the time had come to fix responsibility of all erring police officials ivolved in committing atrocities on innocent, she also appealed to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to initiate proceedings to ex-communicate Gill from Sikh community.

UNI

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