Sack jail officials where Jagir is lodged: Cong

Last Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 00:08

Chandigarh: Amidst reports that senior
Punjab minister Bibi Jagir Kaur, convicted in her daughter`s
abduction case, is getting VIP treatment in Kapurthala jail
with prison officials touching her feet, Congress in the state on Saturday demanded the sacking of the officials.

Punjab Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira alleged the
jail officials, in both uniform and plain clothes, touched
Kaur`s feet and VIP treatment was being extended to her
despite being convicted.

"The officials do not bother about the dignity of court
and justice. They are bending before her, touching her
feet..,." he told reporters.

Khaira said Kaur should have been lodged in the central
jail in Patiala where she was convicted and not in a jail in
Kapurthala where she enjoys clout being a MLA from Bholath
constituency.

"Still better would be to lodge her in a jail outside
Punjab, only then justice can be done," he claimed.

Jagir Kaur was convicted and sentenced to five years
imprisonment by a CBI court in Patiala for conspiring in
forcible abortion and abduction in connection with the
mysterious death of her teenaged daughter Harpreet Kaur 12
years ago.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 00:08
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