Barapind sues central govt, Punjab for $ 10m in US court


Anju Agnihotri Chaba : Jalandhar, Sun May 12 2013,

Former militant and Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) chief Kulvir Singh Barapind, who was extradited from the United States, has moved a court in that country alleging that he is being tortured by the police officials in Punjab, despite the Indian government‘s assurance to the contrary. Barapind has sued the Republic of India, the state government of Punjab, and several others, under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and demanded $10 million in damages for “suffering torture in the custody of Punjab Police“.

Among others, he has also sued President Pranab Mukharjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister, Home Minister, National Security Advisor, Director of National Investigative Agency and Punjab Police chief.

In the complaint moved before the court Barapind through his attorney Kamardeep Singh Athwal has submitted that he was surrendered to Indian authorities on the condition that he would not suffer “torture” in India, but he was arrested on September 19, 2012 by the Nawanshehr Police for alleged “preventive measures” in wake of a Bharat Bandh call by NDA.

He has submitted that he was confined in Ludhiana Jail and was charged under “Unlawful Activities Prevention Act” by Phillaur police. After securing his police remand the police allegedly subjected to torture in custody as “electric shocks” were given to him, which is in violation of extardition treaty.

He has also maintained that despite an Indian court order directing Barapind’s medical examination to determine if he was tortured was never conducted.

– See more at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/barapind-sues-central-govt-punjab-for-10m-in-us-court/1114674/#sthash.rZjkwHYq.dpuf

 

Punjab- Aspiring model alleges sexual exploitation by singer Nachattar Gill #Vaw


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Thursday, February, 28 2013 – 14:27

LUDHIANA: Noted Punjabi singer Nachattar Gill and three others have landed in a trouble after an aspiring model alleged sexual exploitation by them. She alleged that they had established physical relations with her on the pretext of sending her abroad and making her a top model.

The girl, a resident of Haibowal appeared before Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh and alleged that he gave her a cold drink laced with sedative at a Chandigarh hotel where they took objectionable pictures of her.She said she was raped by three others also when they visited Singapore.

The victim disclosed that she came in contact with Gill when she was adjudged first runners-up at a beauty pageant at Jalandhar in 2006 where the singer was one of the judges.The duo soon became intimate after they started talking to each other frequently.

The girl used to meet the singer in Ludhiana and Phillaur hotels.She also claimed that the singer had assured to make her a top model in the industry and established physical relations with her on several occasions. She also disclosed that their relation turned sour when she questioned the singer why she was not featured in music albums.

Later, the singer started blackmailing the girl on pretext that he would make the video footage public.Apart from Gill, three city residents also took advantage of her condition. The trio took Rs 20 lakh from her parents so that she could settle abroad.The two city residents also made her MMS when they were in Singapore and established physical relations with her.

She alleged that the third person established physical relations with her on pretext of helping her seek legal action against those who had sexually exploited her.

Meanwhile, Nachattar Gill termed her allegations baseless and a conspiracy against him, adding that he was ready to join investigation on March 5.

 

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