Jagir's application for TV cancelled

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 05, 2012 10:42 hrs

Punjab Director General of Police (Prisons) Shashi Kant has rejected former Punjab cabinet minister Bibi Jagir Kaur's application for a TV set in her prison cell, media reports said.

Kaur is currently lodged in Kapurthala Central Jail in connection with the murder of her daughter.

Kant had ordered an investigation into alleged reports that stated Kaur was experiencing special VIP treatment in the prison.

According to reports, a 32-inch LCD TV, a direct to home (DTH) dish antenna and an air conditioner were installed inside the jail premises for Jagir.

Punjab Director General of Police (prisons) Shashi Kant said he ordered for an inquiry into the matter and deputed a senior officer to conduct the investigation.

According to reports, the officer will visit the premises of the premises on Thursday.

Kant said that he has asked for ´explanations´ from the superintendent of the Kapurthala jail on the issue.

"All these allegations which have been coming up within the print media or the electronic media will be looked into by the Inspector General of Police who is going to conduct the inquiry," Kant said.

The special CBI court on Friday sentenced Jagir to five years in prison on charges of forcible abortion, wrongful confinement, abduction and criminal conspiracy.

However, she was acquitted in the murder charge of Harpreet.

Jagir on Saturday resigned from her political chair, a day after she was convicted and sentenced to five years of imprisonment in connection to the murder of her daughter Harpreet Kaur.

Punjab governor Shivraj Patil on Saturday evening accepted Jagir´s resignation who stepped down on moral grounds.

Harpreet (19) was mysteriously murdered in 2000.

She was cremated without any post-mortem examination a day after her death.

Harpreet´s husband Kamaljit Singh had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging that she was murdered.

The high court directed a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case.

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