Ac­cused’s po­lice re­mand extended till November 14

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - PUNJAB -

PA­TIALA:A Pa­tiala court on Satur­day extended the po­lice re­mand of Shab­namdeep Singh, mem­ber of ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion Khal­is­tan Gadar Force, and his aide and Gurse­wak Singh till November 14.

Pun­jab Po­lice on November 1 busted a Pak­istan-in­ter-ser­vices In­tel­li­gence (ISI) spon­sored ter­ror module and ar­rested Shab­namdeep. His key aide Gurse­wak was ar­rested the next day.

A hand grenade, a pis­tol, let­ter pads be­long­ing to a banned ter­ror or­gan­i­sa­tion and a mo­tor­cy­cle were re­cov­ered from Shab­namdeep, who planned to at­tack po­lice sta­tions and crowded places in the fes­tive sea­son. Gurse­wak con­fessed to have as­sisted Shab­namdeep in trans­port­ing grenades and pis­tol.

Mean­while, teams of the In­tel­li­gence Bureau (IB) and Ra­jasthan anti-ter­ror­ism squad are in­ter­ro­gat­ing Shab­namdeep and Gurse­wak for the past three days. Se­nior su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Man­deep Singh Sidhu said the case is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated thor­oughly from all an­gles.

“We got some vi­tal leads but can­not dis­close at this stage,” SSP said. BATHINDA: Farm­ers un­der the ban­ner of BKU (Ekta – Sid­hupur) on Satur­day held a protest out­side the district ad­min­is­tra­tive com­plex here de­mand­ing pur­chase of the paddy, ir­re­spec­tive of level of mois­ture con­tent in it.

Led by union lead­ers of Bathinda, Muktsar and Mansa, the farm­ers started their in­def­i­nite fast. As per them, the de­lay in paddy sow­ing was the rea­son be­hind the high-mois­ture con­tent in the crop this year.

They de­manded the state govern­ment to en­sure that the paddy was pur­chased by agen­cies, ir­re­spec­tive of the level of mois­ture, which they claimed was above per­mis­si­ble limit of 17%.

The protesters said they will con­tinue the stir till the crop was pur­chased from the grains mar­kets across the state.

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