A Punjab court announced life imprisonment to three youths in connection with the kidnapping and gruesome murder of a 14-year-old boy for ransom. On July 5, Kapurthala District and Sessions Judge Amarinder Singh gave the verdict, in 2016 case. Notably, three youths, including a cousin of the victim kidnapped an industrialist's son and called for Rs 30 lakh ransom. Later, police found victim's body in a gunny-bag and registered case.
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SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal, on December 19, condemned the incident of sacrilege, in Kapurthala. The SAD leader demanded strict action against the accused, currently under police custody. "Those who commit sacrilege should be held. This is disrespect to Guru. It should not be politicised. I asked the Congress Government to take strict action at the soonest". Reportedly, this is the second incident of sacrilege in Punjab.
In Nizampur village of Kapurthala district, an incident of sacrilege was reported on December 19. A video went viral in which a young man tried to sabotage Nishan Sahib from the Gurudwara and was caught by the villagers. He was beaten up a lot, following which handed over to the police. This was second such incident, on December 18, a similar incident was reported at Golden Temple, in Amritsar.
The Chandigarh Police on May 2 arrested Kapurthala-based Sachin Grover who allegedly duped people on social media by promising oxygen cylinders and COVID-19 vaccines. As per the police, Grover used to charge Rs 10,000 for cylinders and Rs 4,500 for a vaccine shot but did not respond after receiving the payment. The police added he has been a known offender who earlier lured youngsters, promising entry in Punjabi entertainment industry.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times