₹90L relief to vic­tim: Nis­han, mother’s prop­er­ties at­tached

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HTPUNJAB&HARYANA - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

NIS­HAN IS SERV­ING LIFE SEN­TENCE AF­TER HE WAS CON­VICTED IN THE CASE; HIS MOTHER WAS AWARDED SEVEN­YEAR IM­PRIS­ON­MENT

FARID­KOT:ACT­ING on the or­ders of the Pun­jab and Haryana high court to pro­vide ₹90 lakh com­pen­sa­tion to the sen­sa­tional 2012 ab­duc­tion and mi­nor rape vic­tim and her fam­ily, the Farid­kot dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion has at­tached the agri­cul­tural and res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties of gang­ster Nis­han Singh and his mother Navjot Kaur.

Nis­han is serv­ing life sen­tence af­ter he was con­victed in the case. His mother was also booked in the case and was awarded seven-year im­pris­on­ment.

In Au­gust this year, the high court had di­rected Nis­han and his mother to pay the com­pen­sa­tion amount of which ₹50 lakh will go to the vic­tim and ₹20 lakh each to her par­ents.

An of­fi­cial said Farid­kot deputy com­mis­sioner Ra­jiv Prashar had di­rected the dis­trict rev­enue of­fi­cials to take ac­tion to com­ply with the court or­ders.

“The rev­enue depart­ment has at­tached 36 kanal agri­cul­tural land and 16 kanal res­i­den­tial prop­erty reg­is­tered in the name of Nis­han and Navjot. The ad­min­is­tra­tion on Mon­day will fix a date to auc­tion these prop­er­ties. Once we re­cover ₹90 lakh from the auc­tion, the rest of prop­er­ties will be re­stored in their names,” said an of­fi­cial.

The auc­tion­ing process is likely to be com­pleted in the next 10 days as the ad­min­is­tra­tion will have to sub­mit a re­port in the high court in Novem­ber.

Deputy com­mis­sioner Ra­jiv Prashar said that we have been act­ing as per the court or­ders. The court had or­dered the ad­min­is­tra­tion to com­plete the process within 10 weeks and sub­mit a com­pli­ance re­port in the court.

On Septem­ber 24, 2012, the girl, a Class 10 stu­dent then, was ab­ducted from her Farid­kot house at gun­point by Nis­han and his ac­com­plices. She was res­cued from Goa nearly a month later.

The as­sailants had dragged her out of the house and bun­dled her into a car in full pub­lic view. The gang had thrashed her par­ents and fired shots to in­tim­i­date the neigh­bours and on­look­ers.

ANTICIPATORY BAIL OF VIC­TIM’S FA­THER DIS­MISSED

Farid­kot dis­trict and ses­sions judge Harpal Singh dis­missed the anticipatory bail ap­pli­ca­tion filed by fa­ther of the ab­duc­tion and rape case vic­tim in an­other case of rape.

On Septem­ber 27, he was booked for al­legedly rap­ing a 26-year-old Nepalese woman by promis­ing her a govern­ment job. The vic­tim had filed a com­plaint at the Farid­kot city po­lice sta­tion on Au­gust 31.

Ac­cused Nis­han Singh

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