Questionable Developments in Jailbreak Investigations

February 9, 2004 | Comments Off on Questionable Developments in Jailbreak Investigations

The recent news on the Jan. 22 Burail jailbreak and the police investigations raises even more questions: The main police officer, Charan Singh, whose testimony implicated senior police officers in the jailbreak, mysteriously died of a heart attack in police detention.  Now, his testimony cannot be used in court. The police have closed the jail […]

Call for Information on Abuses Committed by Poohla

February 9, 2004 | Comments Off on Call for Information on Abuses Committed by Poohla

The Poohla Nihang Eviction Panel, led by Chairman Col. Sandhu, called for information on abuses committed by Ajit S. Poohla: Convening a press conference, Col Sandhu, of village Pahuwind in Amritsar district, said the self-styled Nihang was created by the Punjab Police to spy on and spot terrorists for the police. Col Sandhu said the […]

Police Fire at Kashmir Demonstration

February 9, 2004 | Comments Off on Police Fire at Kashmir Demonstration

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir opened fire and used teargas against demonstrators protesting the army’s alleged use of Kashmiri civilians as a human shield in a skirmish with militants: Local residents say the civilians who died were captured by troops from a village near Bandipora on Friday. They say the troops used them as human shields […]