Punjab Minister gets 5 years jail for daughter's murder

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Patiala, Mar 30: Punjab's cabinet minister Bibi Jagir kaur was on Friday, Mar 30 sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment for forceful abortion and abduction of her own daughter by the special CBI court.

Bibi Jagir Kaur dauughter Harpreet Kaur died under mysterious circumstances in Apr 2000. Jagir Kaur maintained that Harpreet died on the way to hospital after a severe bout of food poisoning.

Kaur, who was present in the court of special CBI judge Balbir Singh, was immediately taken into judicial custody for being sent to the Central Jail at Patiala.

Moreover, three others accused in the case- Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi, Paramjit Singh Raipur and Nishan Singh were also convicted under section 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy). Another accused Satya Devi was acquitted of all charges while another accused Sanjiv Kumar died during the trial.

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