Daughter's abortion case: Punjab minister convicted. resigns

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Jagir Kaur
Patiala, Mar 30: Punjab minister Jagir Kaur on Friday, Mar 30 resigned from her post following the court judgment which convicted her in the forceful abortion case related to her daughter.

The court sent her to Patiala Central Jail for judicial custody. Kaur was, however, being acquitted from the kidnap and murder charges. Kaur will serve five years in jail.

Kaur was a former President of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and she also has been asked to give Rs 5,000 as fine. 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. She broke down immediately after her sentence was announced.

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