Punjab: Jagir Kaur`s village observes bandh
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 18:45
Kapurthala: Yet to come to terms with the conviction of Punjab Minister and senior SAD leader Jagir Kaur, residents of her native Begowal village in the district observed a shutdown on Saturday.

The bandh passed off peacefully though all commercial establishments were shut in the village.

A village elder said the residents were in a state of shock and disbelief following her conviction by a CBI court.

No untoward incident was reported from any part of Bholath assembly constituency from where 57-year-old Kaur had been elected as an MLA, police said.

Yesterday, Kaur, a former SGPC chief, was sentenced to 5-year imprisonment by a CBI court for conspiring in forcible abortion and abduction in connection with the mysterious death of her teenage daughter 12 years ago.

The lone woman member in the Parkash Singh Badal ministry, which was sworn-in earlier this month, was, however, acquitted of the murder charge.


First Published: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 18:45

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