Fatehgarh Sahib police dismissed Gurmeet Singh Pinky, First Police Cat Convicted for Murder

December 7, 2006 | Comments Off on Fatehgarh Sahib police dismissed Gurmeet Singh Pinky, First Police Cat Convicted for Murder

On September 30, 2006, a court in Yamunagar held Punjab police Inspector Gurmeet Singh Pinky guilty of the murder of Avtar Singh Gola. He surrendered to the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Fatehgarh Sahib on October 16, and was sent to judicial custody in Patiala Jail. Pinky was later sentenced to life imprisonment. Avtar Singh’s father […]

Charges Framed against Inspector General Saini and Three Officers in 12-year-old Disappearance Case

December 7, 2006 | Comments Off on Charges Framed against Inspector General Saini and Three Officers in 12-year-old Disappearance Case

On December 6, 2006, a Delhi court framed charges of criminal conspiracy and wrongful confinement, among others, against Punjab Inspector General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini, and police officers Sukhmohinder Singh Sandhu, Paramjit Singh and Balbir Chand Tiwari in the case of the 1994 abduction, illegal detention and disappearance of two Ludhiana businessmen and their […]

In late September, the Supreme Court ordered the central government and the states to implement a seven-point directive on police reform, an overhaul of the 145-year-old Indian Police Act. A Punjab committee is charged with the task of drafting a new State Police Act in furtherance of the Supreme Court’s order. The committee is set […]

Ensaaf Kicks Off Year-End Giving Campaign, Launches New Website

December 7, 2006 | Comments Off on Ensaaf Kicks Off Year-End Giving Campaign, Launches New Website

Ensaaf has launched a new website that makes it even easier to contribute to the movement for truth and justice for victims of gross human rights violations in Punjab, India. Donors can now go to www.ensaaf.org and click on the Make a Donation button to sign up for secure recurring donations. As little as $10 […]