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Cong MP Manish Tewari seeks Rajoana’s release under section 432 Cr.PC

Cong MP Manish Tewari seeks Rajoana’s release under section 432 Cr.PC
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Cong MP Manish Tewari seeks Rajoana’s release under section 432 Cr.PC

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Congress MP from Anandpur Sahib and former union minister Manish Tewari has sought the release of  Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted for the  assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

In a tweet Tewari said ” Being a terror victim  I understand anguish of h\my colleague Ravneet Bittu but as a lawyer and MP from Punjab  it is my considered view- Balwant Singh Rajoana having coompleted 26 years in prison his death sentence be commuted to life and he be released by passing orders under section 432 Cr.PC”.

Cong MP Manish Tewari seeks Rajoana’s release under section 432 Cr.PC. Section 432 Cr. PC says “When any person has been sentenced to punishment for an offence, the appropriate Government may, at any time, without Conditions or upon any conditions which the person sentenced accepts, suspend the execution of his sentence or remit the whole or any part of the punishment to which he has been sentenced.”

Cong MP Manish Tewari seeks Rajoana's release under section 432 Cr.PC-Photo coutesy-Internet

Tewari’s stand is completely opposite to the stand taken by Congress leader and MP Ravneet Singh Bittu,who is grandson of Beant Singh, over the issue.

It may be mentioned that a day after Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal had urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and ensure the expeditious release of Rajoana,Congress MP Bittu had also written to Prime Minister urging him not to give any relief to Rajoana as it could have devastating ramification for Punjab’s future.

“Any favourable decision on giving clemency to Rajoana, the assassin of a sitting chief minister of a state will send a very wrong message and further embolden the enemies of the country to give shape to their sinister plots against our motherland,” Bittu wrote in his letter to PM.

April 20,2022