Sack jail officials where Jagir is lodged: Cong
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 01, 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.


First Published: Sunday, April 01, 2012, 00:08

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