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Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab
Address:G.T. Road
Amritsar (District Amritsar)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 143001


Khalsa College, Amritsar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Khalsa College, Amritsar Punjab is managed by Society: Khalsa College Society, Amritsar.
Principal of Khalsa College, Amritsar Punjab is Dr Daljit Singh Cheema (Res 2258418, M 94153-22024).

Khalsa College, Amritsar Punjab is situated in Amritsar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Amritsar comes under Amritsar Tehsil, Amritsar District.

Fax # of Khalsa College, Amritsar Punjab is 0183-2255619, 2258097.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Khalsa College, Amritsar Punjab are 98552-71108, 98145-18877, 9501085220.

email ID(s) is Khalsa College Amritsar Punjab

Website of Khalsa College, Amritsar Punjab is www.khalsacollegeamritsar.org.

Chairman : S. Rajindermohan Singh Chhina.
General Secretary : S. Raj Mahinder Singh Majitha.
Chancellor : S. Satyajit Singh Majithia.

Contact Details of Khalsa College, Amritsar Punjab are : Telephone: +91-183-258418,5071722, 5071733, 2258097, 2255356, 5013525, 2507029
Dr Jasjeet Kaur Randhawa: Head of Zoology Deptt
Vice President of Governing Council S. Charanjit Singh Chaddha
Principal Dr. Daljit Singh DOB : 2-3-1954
Vice Principal: Jaswinder Singh
Joint Secretary Gunbir Singh
Member Anoop Singh
Prof SS Mantu: Lecturer of English Deptt
Faculty Members:
Gupreet Kaur
Amandeep Singh
Prof Sarika
Punjab Newsline reported on Wednesday, 06 September 2006
Punjab police registers case against two girls for suicide attempt, one died

AMRITSAR: The City police Wednesday registered criminal case against the two female students of Khalsa College, attempt to commit suicide under section of 309 of the IPC here today evening, said DSP Lakhbir Singh. It may be mentioned here that two female students studying in BSC Food Technology and BSC Economics last night committed suicide inside the Girl�s hostel of the local Khalsa College. One of the girls breathed her last in the hospital today morning.

According to the College Authority this unfortunate incident happened last evening, whereupon, two girls staying in the college hostel for the last three years have committed suicide while consuming poisonous tablets. College authority said that one of the girl students studying in the BSC (Food Technology) identified, as Parveen died today morning in the local Government hospital due to excessive consumption of poisonous tablets.

Whereas, another girl student of BSC (Economics) Raman has been declared out of danger by the doctors in the local Government hospital. College Authority said that they failed to understand that why the hostel girls had attempted to commit suicide, even their roommates and family members informed that there was no conflict and no tension in their life.

College Authority said that both the girls always stood in top ten in the last three year in the academic record of the college.

Other colleges of Khalsa College Charitable Society Group, Amritsar
Khalsa College of Education, Amritsar
Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar
Khalsa College of Nursing, Amritsar
Khalsa College of Physical Education, Heir Village
Khalsa College of Information Technology and Management, Amritsar
Khalsa College of Pharmacy, Amritsar
Khalsa College of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar
Khalsa College (Amritsar) of Technology and Business Studies, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
Khalsa College, Chawinda Devi (Majitha)
Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Amritsar
Khalsa College of Law, Amritsar
Khalsa College of Education (Ranjit Avenue), Amritsar
Khalsa University, Amritsar
Khalsa Medical College (KMC), Amritsar


Courses

Master of Arts, Master of Science Agriculture - Honours, Master of Commerce, PGDCA, PGDFS (Banking and Insurance),B.Sc., Bachelor of Physiotherapy, BCA, B.Com, B.A., B.Sc. in Information Tech., B.Sc. in Economics, BBA


Khalsa College, Amritsar Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Business Administration, Masters, Computer Applications, Physiotherapy stream(s).

Khalsa College is affiliated with Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab)


Profile of Khalsa College

ISO 9001:2000 Certification, ISO 14001:1996 Certification.
Managing Committee Khalsa College Amritsar comprises of 31 Members in which three principals are Ex Officio members.
Khalsa College Governing Council Amritsar comprises of 100 Members.

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Amritsar, May 14 A professor at the Department of Bio-Technology, Khalsa College, has been granted Rs 24.93 lakhs by the centre to carry out research on diseases afflicting potato crops. Balwinder Singh has been awarded the funds by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under a fast-track scheme for young scientists, college principal Daljit Singh said. This research project will focus on management of diseases, infecting potato plants in Punjab, he said, adding that potato, which is emerging as a major cash crop in the state, is susceptible to various diseases.

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Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal has issued notices to the Punjab government, taking suo motu notice of a news item that appeared in an English daily on November 1, which reported that one Gurpreet alias Gopi had been tortured at Bhogpur police station in Jalandhar district by assistant sub-inspector Avtar Singh and head constable Jagir Singh. According to the report, Gopis only fault was that he happened to knock at the door of a strangers house, mistaking it for his sisters address. It was further reported that the turn of events disturbed his wife so much that she suffered a miscarriage.
As per the report, the matter is now with Joginder Pal, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Adampur. The report further reads that the DSP had claimed the victim to be not available at his house, while the team of reporters of an English daily traced the victim at his house in Manak Dheri village, about 10 kilometres from Bhogpur, on Saturday. If the facts appearing in the news item are correct, the matter deserves to be looked at in PIL jurisdiction of this court, the chief justice held. The matter will come up for resumed hearing on November 2.

Khalsa College debarred from youth festivals Amrisar: In a fallout of the Monday incident when its students created a ruckus after being disqualified from taking part in the youth festival, Khalsa College, Amritsar, was on Tuesday debarred from taking part in any youth festival in the future. Guru Nanak Dev University had called off the festival on Monday in view of the undisciplined behaviour of Khalsa College students and a few outsiders. In a statement, Director, Youth Welfare, Dr Jagjit Kaur said the college had been found guilty of violating the rules laid down by the university to take part in the competitive events.


Teachers to continue boycott of evaluation process

Finding no response from the Khalsa College management, the teaching fraternity has again decided to intensify the agitation. The teachers will boycott the evaluation of answer sheets for the next two days. The decision was taken during a general house meeting of the Khalsa College Teachers’ Union (KCTU) supported by the Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers union (PCCTU) and the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (PFUCTO) held here today.

Prof SS Rangi and Daljit Singh, president and general secretary of the KCTU, said the next course of action would be chalked out during the meeting of representatives of PFUCTO, PCCTU, KCTU and teachers belonging to various other organisations scheduled to be held on April 28 in Chandigarh. Following an appeal by AS Brar, Vice-Chancellor, GND University, the teaching fraternity, which had earlier boycotted the evaluation of answer sheets, resumed the evaluation work on April 21.

They were protesting against the registration of criminal cases and suspension of several college teachers who were agitating against the proposal of conversion of college into a private university. The teachers have again given a call to boycott the evaluation process for two days.

Rangi said the KCTU had also constituted teams, which would visit various colleges and encourage teachers to join the agitation. The teachers pointed out that the college management should immediately withdraw the criminal cases registered against teachers, besides revoking the suspension orders.

They added that the management should also cancel the orders of vacating of houses on the college premises.

Khalsa College agitation spreads

The agitation by teachers against conversion of Khalsa College Amritsar into a private Khalsa University took a new turn on Friday with the agitation launched by the teachers spreading throughout the state.
Thousands of teachers working in the government and non-government colleges and those belonging to Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala, GNDU, Amritsar, PAU and Ludhiana held protest rallies outside the evaluation centers throughout Punjab and Chandigarh.


Sharan Pal versus Khalsa College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Ram Sharan Pal,
H. No. 488, Basant Nagar,
Majitha Road, Amritsar.
..…Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
Khalsa College, Amritsar.
..…Respondent


CC No. 3536 of 2010
ORDER

Present :- None for the Complainant.
Mr. Pritpal Singh, Clerk, for the Respondent.
____

On 16.02.2011, the Complainant and the Respondent had mutually agreed to meet in the office of College Supdt. Mr. Manmohan Singh on 28.02.2011 at 11:00 AM to inspect the Ledgers from 2005 to till date and identify the information that he had demanded vide his request dated 06.06.2010.

2. The Respondent today says that neither the Complainant nor his representative appeared to inspect ledgers on 28.02.2011 despite day long wait.

3. Since, the Complainant has not availed of this opportunity and the demanded information duly attested by the Chartered Accountant been provided to him. It seems that the Complainant does not wish to pursue the case further.

In view of this, the case is disposed of and closed.
Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 04, 2011. State Information Commissioner

RASHPAL SINGH Versus STATE OF PUNJAB CRM No M-3476 of 2011

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of decision: 2422011

Rashpal Singh … Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab … Respondent

Present:
Dr Puneet K Sekhon Advocate for the petitioner
Mr MC Berry Addl AG Punjab

SS SARON J
Heard counsel for the parties

The petitioner seeks regular bail in a case registered against him on 2642009 for the offences under Sections 307 326 324 and 34 IPC

The FIR in the case has been registered on the statement of Manpreet Singh who is a student of Ist year BSc Computers at Khalsa College Amritsar There were family relations between the father of the complainant and one Baldev Singh The complainant considered the sons of Baldev Singh namely Tarsem Singh Rashpal Singh (petitioner) and daughter of Baldev Singh namely Kulbir Kaur to be his brothers and sister Kulbir Kaur was married
to Nachattar Singh @ Gurshahib Singh The complainant attended her marriage with his family and he always treated her like his own sister even after marriage On 2542009 the complainant along with his uncle Daljeet Singh and also Rashpal Singh (petitioner) Tarsem Singh reached village Wara Sher Singh where Kulbir Kaur was married They were attended to by Nachattar Singh @ Gurshahib Singh and Kulbir Kaur Thereafter Nachattar Singh @ Gurshahib Singh husband of Kulbir Kaur said that they should go for a walk outside The complainant Manpreet Singh along with his uncle Daljeet Singh Tarsem Singh Rashpal Singh
(petitioner) and Nachhattar Singh had gone towards the fields at the motor of Arun Singh There at that place Nachhatar Singh Tarsem Singh and Rashpal Singh (petitioner) said that the complainant did not consider their sister to be his sister Tarsem Singh and Rashpal Singh (petitioner) raised a lalkara to catch hold of Manpreet Singh complainant and he should not go scot free and he be taught a lesson as to how Rakhi is tied Nachattar Singh had a datar concealed with him took out the same and
struck it on the left hand of the complainant due to which his hand got amputated Thereafter Rashpal Singh (petitioner) struck a datar blow on the right hand of the complainant

On account of receiving severe injuries the complainant fell down and while he had fallen down Tarsem Singh kicked him

The complainant raised an alarm of mar ditta mar ditta and on hearing his cries his uncle Daljit Singh came running towards him and on seeing Daljit Singh the assailants ran away from the spot along with their respective weapons Daljit Singh arranged a vehicle and after obtaining docket from Algon Kothi Chowki he got the complainant admitted in Civil Hospital Patti where Doctor
after giving him first aid referred him to Navpreet Hospital Amritsar where he was undergoing treatment

Dr Sukhwinder Singh Sandhu Civil Hospital Patti has been examined as PW2 and he found as many as 10 injuries on the person of injured-Manpreet Singh The petitioner Rashpal Singh is attributed a datar blow on the right hand of the complainant-Manpreet Singh

According to the learned counsel appearing for the petitioner the injuries attributed to the petitioner are injuries No8 and 9 on the person of Manpreet Singh which have been opined to be simple in nature as per the deposition (Annexure P2) of Dr Sukhwinder Singh Sandhu (PW2) It is submitted that the petitioner is also attributed injuries on the person of Kulbir Kaur However Kulbir Kaur while appearing as PW3 did not support the prosecution
case and she was declared hostile and was allowed to be cross-examined by the Additional Public Prosecutor appearing for the State The prosecution is to examine 9 witnesses more The trial in the case is likely to take time

The injury attributed to the petitioner on the person of Manpreet Singh complainant is simple The petitioner is in custody since 2742009 It is submitted that Manpreet Singh-injured has been discharged from the hospital

In the facts and circumstances the Crl Misc petition is allowed and the petitioner on his furnishing personal bond and surety to the satisfaction of the learned Chief Judicial Magistrate Tarn Taran shall be admitted to bail

(SS SARON)
JUDGE

Ram Sharan Pal versus Khalsa College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054

Ram Sharan Pal,
H. No. 488, Basant Nagar,
Majitha Road, Amritsar.
..…Complainant
Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
Khalsa College, Amritsar. ..…Respondent

CC No. 3536 of 2010
ORDER

Present :-
Representative, Mr. Harbans Lal Sharma, for the Complainant.
Mr. Pritpal Singh, Clerk for the Respondent.
____

The case was heard on 19.01.2011 when the Respondent was directed to give to the Complainant an attested photo copy of the demanded information as per record. The response submitted by the Respondent is the repeat of the information that was earlier given to the Complainant with a copy to the Commission with the only exception that this time this has been attested by the Chartered Accountant. The Complainant, however, wants attested copies of the “audited” accounts as maintained in the ledgers of the college.

2. The Respondent and the Complainant have mutually agreed to meet in the office of the College Superintendent, Sh. Manmohan Singh on 28.02.2011 at 11.00 A.M. when the Complainant will inspect those ledgers from the year 2005 till date and identify the information that he has demanded vide his RTI request, dated 06.06.2010. The Respondent, thereupon, will make available attested copies to the Complainant and obtain acknowledgement in receipt thereof.

3. The Complainant, if not satisfied with the information to be given to him on 28.02.2011, will submit in writing the deficiencies in the information demanded and the Respondent will meet the same before the next date of hearing which is 04.03.2011.
The case is adjourned to 04.03.2011 (Friday) at 11.00 A.M. in Chamber, SCO No.32-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh, for confirmation.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, February 16, 2011. State Information Commissioner.

DR BALJINDER SINGH Versus PUNJABI UNIVERSITY THROUGH REGISTRAR PUNJABI UNIVERSITY L P A 1795 of 2010

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
AT CHANDIGARH

Date of Decision : February 14, 2011

Dr. Baljinder Singh ....Appellant
Versus
Punjabi University through Registrar, Punjabi University, Patiala and another .....Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M.KUMAR
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE T.P.S.MANN

Present :
Mr. Pankaj Jain, Advocate for the appellant.

1. To be referred to the Reporters or not?
2. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?

M.M.KUMAR, J.
1. The instant appeal by an unsuccessful writ petitioner is directed against the judgment dated 2.12.2009 rendered by the learned Single Judge holding that Kulwinder Singh Bajwa- respondent No.2 is fully qualified to be appointed to the post of Reader (History) as he fulfilled all the educational qualification and experience. The view of the learned Single Judge is discernible from the reading of following paras of the judgment, which read as under:-

This fact is not disputed that respondent No.2 was not given grade of Lecturer. The contention of the learned counsel for the petitioner cannot be accepted. The criteria laid down by UGC is not that of a teaching experience against a sanctioned post/in grade, but requirement is of teaching experience. The only safeguard required is, that the teaching experience should be of a institute of repute to avoid a person getting a certificate from unrecognized institution to claim eligibility. The Khalsa College, Amritsar, is well reputed College, and experience of teaching in the said College cannot be said to be, not from
recognized institute so as to debar respondent No.2 from
consideration.

The contentions of the learned counsel for the petitioner that respondent No.2 is holding a public office in an illegal manner, cannot be accepted, nor selection can be challenged, specially when the petitioner himself has taken a chance to compete but failed.

2. Mr. Pankaj Jain, learned counsel for the appellant has vehemently argued that respondent No.2 did not fulfill the requirement of educational qualification as he has less than 50% marks in B.A. In that regard, he has drawn our attention to the detailed marks card of respondent No.2 ,dated 29.6.1976 (on page 49 of the Paper Book), which shows that he had secured 316 marks out of 650 marks, which is less than 50%.

According to the learned counsel even his experience is far less than the requirement for the post of Reader. In that regard, he has drawn our attention to the experience certificate issued by the Khalsa College, Amritsar, on 9.9.2006 (R-2/3), which shows experience of six years of teaching of under graduate classes.

3. Having heard the learned counsel for the parties, we find
that the submissions made by the learned counsel are devoid of any merit. A perusal of the application dated 17.5.2006 sent by respondent No.2 (P-5) would reveal that he had qualified B.A. Degree from G.N.D.U. in April, 1996 with 316 marks out of 650 marks. He has also qualified additional subject of Philosophy from G.N.D.U. in 1994 by securing 425 marks out of 600 marks. Therefore, he had secured more than 50% of marks at graduation level. The other argument is also liable to be completely overlooked.

The huge experience respondent No.2 has acquired while working as Research Fellow from 8.5.1979 to 7.5.1982 (3 years) and then from 19.3.1983 to 18.3.1984 (1 year). He also acquired huge experience as Research Associate from 30.1.1989 to 31.1.1994 (5 years) and Lecturer in History from 1.2.1994 to 31.1.1995 (1 year). He also served Khalsa College, Amritsar as Incharge, Sikh History and Research Department from 10.5.1996 to 4.3.2007.

Therefore, his total period comes to about 21 years out of which more than 10 years he has spent as Lecturer. The requirement of the advertisement is fulfilled which stipulated five years experience of teaching and of Research. Besides the aforesaid, respondent No.2 has to his credit more than 50 papers which speaks volumes about his scholarly career.

Moreover, the appellant has participated in the selection and having failed cannot be permitted to challenge the selection of respondent No.2.

There is no merit in the appeal and the same does not merit admission. Accordingly, the appeal fails and the same is dismissed.

4. In view of the fact that we have dismissed the appeal on merit, we do not wish to pass any order on the application under Section 5 of the Limitation Act, 1963 seeking condonation of delay of 175 days in filing of the present appeal.

( M.M.KUMAR )
JUDGE

( T.P.S.MANN )
JUDGE

Ram Sharan Pal versus Khalsa College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054

Ram Sharan Pal
H. No. 488, Basant Nagar,
Majitha Road,
Amritsar ..…Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
Khalsa College,
Amritsar.
..…Respondent

CC No. 3536 of 2010
ORDER

Present :-
Mr. Harbans Lal Sharma for the Complainant
Mr. Pritpal Singh, Clerk for the Respondent.
____

The Complainant is represented by Mr. Harbans Lal Sharma. He
Submit his authority letter.

2. The RTI request is dated 06.06.2010, addressed to PIO office of
Principal, Khalsa College, Amritsar. The information sought is a copy of “audit account record of the Principal office and residence”.

3. The Respondent sent the requisite information to the Complainant on 03.07.2010, a copy of which is on record. Not satisfied with the information, the Complainant wrote to the PIO on 12.07.2010 and pointed out certain deficiencies. The respondent sent a response to this letter on 11.08.2010.

4. Still not satisfied, the Complainant filed an appeal with the First Appellate Authority on 26.08.2010, who sent this appeal to the Respondent concerned on 01.10.2010. The 2nd appeal to the Commission is dated 15.11.2010.

5. The Respondent today makes a written submission, wherein, it is stated that
i) “ the Complainant was furnished with the extract of the balance sheet
for the year ending 31.03.2006, 31.03.2007 and 31.03.2008.”

ii) “ the detail of capital expenditure incurred on Principal’s office for the year ending 31.03.2009 and 31.03.2010(subject to audit) are being furnished along with this reply. The same is attached herewith.”

6. The Respondent further submits that the entire information was delivered
at the residence of the Complainant on 18.01.2011. He has produced a receipt in lieu thereof. This submission is taken on record. A copy of this information is handed over to the representative of the Complainant, who says that information demanded was “audited account record”.

7. The Respondent is directed to give to the Complainant an attested photocopy of the demanded information, as per record, before the next date of hearing and endorse a copy of the forwarding letter to the Commission.

The case is adjourned to 16.02.2011 (Wednesday) at 11:00 AM, in
Court/Chamber, SCO 32-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.
Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, January 19, 2011. State Information Commissioner.

JAGJIT SINGH AND ANOTHER Versus GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY AND OTHERS C.W.P.No. 7816 of 1989

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH.

Jagjit Singh and another Petitioners.
VERSUS
Guru Nanak Dev University Respondents. and others.

CORAM : HONBLE Ms. JUSTICE RITU BAHRI.
Present: Mr. Rahul Sharma, Advocate, for the petitioners.
None for the respondents.
1. To be referred to the Reporters or not ?
2. Whether the judgment should be reported in
the Digest ?

R ITU BAHRI,J.
The petitioners have challenged the appointment of respondents No.4 and 5, who have been appointed in Khalsa College, Amritsar, ignoring the advertisement (Annexure P-1) which was issued on 23.11.1988. Vide this advertisement, applications were invited for the post of Lecturer and Clerk in Khalsa College, Amritsar. Respondent No.5 S. Parkash Singh has been appointed vide order dated 17.1.1989 (Annexure P-5). As per condition No.1, this appointment was up to the age of 65 years at the consolidated salary of Rs. 3000/- per month. In paragraph 14 of the writ petition, petitioners have stated the age of respondent No.5 as 62 years at the time of appointment. The writ petition was admitted in the year 1989. By efflux of time respondent No.5 has completed her tenure on the post.

As per respondent No.4 is concerned, she was appointed on the post of Clerk on 10.5.1986. She is holding the post till date. The appointment of respondent No.4 was not in pursuance to the advertisement Annexure P-1. Learned counsel for the petitioners does not dispute her appointment. In view of the above fact, the writ petition is dismissed as having become infructuous.

(RITU BAHRI)
JUDGE

No place for extreme ideologies in modern policy making

Amritsar: Bhartendra Singh Baswan, Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, and Vijendra Singh Jafa, former chief secretary of Assam, delivered a talk on Public Policy in India at the Khalsa College on Thursday.
They emphasised that extreme ideologies had no place in modern policy making for the people.
Among the audience were a number of civil servants, teachers, research scholars and faculty members. The speakers said the socialist model adopted by India was actually an apparatus in which the state assisted the private sector by providing basic services and infrastructure to it.
They were of the view that this corrupted the governmental machinery. Market-oriented economic reforms initiated in the nineties made the system more open and accountable, stated Baswan.



Jaswinder Singh versus Khalsa College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Jaswinder Singh,
S/o Sh. Niranjan Singh,
VPO Kallah, Tehsil Khadoor Sahib,
District Tarn Taran. ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Managing Committee,
Khalsa College Governing Council, Amritsar. ……Respondent

CC No. 3056 of 2009
ORDER

Present:
Mr. Jaswinder Singh, Complainant, in person.
epresentative, Mr. Manmohan Upneja, Advocate, for the Respondent.
------

In compliance with the order dated 08.03.2010, the Complainant has filed his response which was received in the Commission against SICP diary No. 5238, dated 25.03.2010. A copy of the same is handed over to the representative of the Respondent in my presence today.

2. I direct Dr. Daljeet Singh, Principal, Khalsa College, Amritsar, to be personally present at the next date of hearing alongwith the requisite information demanded by the Complainant vide his RTI request dated 19.01.2009. The information be legible and duly attested.

3. A copy of the request be enclosed alongwith this order and sent through registered post to the Principal to enable him to do the needful.

The case is adjourned to 21.04.2010 (Wednesday), in Chamber, Room No. 7, Top Floor, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 11.00 AM.
Announced in the hearing.
Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 31, 2010 State Information Commissioner

cc: Dr. Daljit Singh,
Principal,
Khalsa College, Amritsar.

Encl: Copy of the RTI request dated 19.01.2009.

Avtar Singh Uppal versus Khalsa College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Prof. Avtar Singh Uppal,
VPO Miran Kot Kalan,
Miran Kot Road,
Opp. Canara Bank, Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Khalsa College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Punjab, Chd. ……Respondents

AC No. 85 of 2010
ORDER

Present: Mr. Avtar Singh Uppal, Appellant, in person.
Mr. Manmohan Singh, Supdtt.-APIO, of Khalsa College and Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant, DPI(C), for the Respondents.


The applicant vide his RTI request dated 29.12.2009 has sought details of his own provident fund. Not getting any response, he filed an appeal to the Commission on 02.01.2010. A perusal of the file reveals that the Respondent vide his letter dated 28.10.2009, had given him information on only 02 points out of the 07 points i..e. point No.04 and 07, stating that “the provident fund account is not maintained by this office.” A copy of the response is on record.
2. The Respondent hands over a copy of the detailed information in my presence today. The Appellant wishes to go through this. He may submit deficiencies, if any, to the Respondent within 07 days. The Respondent will address the same and send a copy thereof to the Appellant as well as to the Commission before the next date of hearing.

The case is adjourned to 29.03.2010 (Monday) at 11.00 AM, court No.01, SCO No.84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh, for confirmation.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 05, 2010. State Information Commissioner.

Jaswinder Singh versus Khalsa College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, 1st Floor Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Jaswinder Singh s/o Shri Niranjan Singh,
VPO Kallah, Tehsil Khadoor Sahib,
District Tarantaran. __________ Complainant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer,
o/o Managing Committee,
Khalsa College Governing Council, Amritsar. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 3056 of 2009

Present:-
Shri Jaswinder Singh complainant in person.
Shri Manmohan, Advocate on behalf of Shri S.C. Nagpal, Advocate.

ORDER

Shri Manmohan, Advocate stated that the reply has been filed on behalf of the respondent-department but the same has not been received by this bench.

2. Case stands adjourned and next date will be communicated to both the parties in due course.

(R.K. Gupta)
State Information Commissioner.
January 8, 2010

GURJEET SINGH Vs STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

C.W.P. No.9304 of 2006 (O and M)

DATE OF DECISION: AUGUST 25, 2009

Gurjeet Singh.....PETITIONER
Versus
State of Punjab and others....RESPONDENTS

CORAM:
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE SATISH KUMAR MITTAL

Present:
Mr.Khetarpal Singh, Advocates, for the petitioner.
Mr. J.S. Puri, Addl.A.G.,Punjab, for respondents No.1 and 2.
None for respondent No.2.
Mr.P.S. Khurana, Advocates for respondents No.3 and 4.

SATISH KUMAR MITTAL, J. (Oral)
In the present petition, the petitioner is challenging the order of termination of his services as a Clerk in Khalsa College, Amritsar. In the petition, it has been stated that the termination order has not been communicated to the petitioner. It is further the case of the petitioner that the services of the petitioner were illegally terminated by the management on the ground that his appointment on the said post was not approved by the Director Public Instructions (Colleges), Punjab. In view of that, the services of the petitioner were terminated on 27.5.2006 by the Secretary of the Managing Committee on the basis of Resolution No.425 dated 26.5.2006.

During the course of hearing, counsel for the parties have arrived at a consensus to the effect that the petitioner can avail his remedy of appeal against the order of his termination before the Education Tribunal established under the Punjab Affiliated Colleges (Security of Service) Amendment Act, 2007. In view of the said consensus arrived at, counsel for the petitioner states that the petitioner may be permitted to withdraw this petition with liberty to challenge his termination order before the Educational Tribunal. He further states that the interim order dated 7.6.2006 passed by this Court may be ordered to be continued for 15 days within which period the petitioner will file an appeal before the said Tribunal.

Counsel for the respondent-management has no objection for continuation of interim order for 15 days.

In view of the above, the petitioner is permitted to withdraw this petition with liberty to challenge his termination order by filing an
appeal before the Educational Tribunal. If the said appeal is filed within 15 days, the Education Tribunal will consider and decide the same on merits in accordance with law. The interim order dated 7.6.2006 passed by this Court will remain operative for 15 days and meanwhile it will be open for the petitioner to make an application for interim order before the Education Tribunal.

Dasti on payment.

(SATISH KUMAR MITTAL)
JUDGE

PRITIKA MEHRA Vs STATE OF PUNJAB CHANDIGARH and OTHERS

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Civil Writ Petition. No.9609 of 2009

Decided on : 03-07-2009

Pritika Mehra .... Petitioner
VERSUS
State of Punjab, Chandigarh and others. .... Respondents

CORAM:-
HON BLE MR. JUSTICE SATISH KUMAR MITTAL.

Present:-
Mr. MS. Rahi, Advocate for the petitioner.

SATISH KUMAR MITTAL, J (Oral).
The petitioner has filed the instant petition under Articles 226/227 of the Constitution of India, challenging the order of termination of her services by the Management of Khalsa College, Amritsar. The said College is a Government-aided College and the service conditions of the petitioner are governed by the Punjab Affiliated Colleges(Security of Service) Amendment Act, 2007. Under the said Act, a remedy of appeal has been provided against the order of termination of the services, which has not been availed by the petitioner.

In view of these facts, learned counsel for the petitioner states that the petitioner may be permitted to withdraw this petition with liberty to avail the remedy of appeal under the aforesaid Act.

Dismissed as withdrawn with the aforesaid liberty.

(SATISH KUMAR MITTAL)
JUDGE

KHALSA COLLEGE AMRITSAR Vs STATE OF PUNJAB and OTHERS

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA, CHANDIGARH

Civil Writ Petition No.5141 of 2009

Date of Decision: March 31, 2009

Khalsa College, Amritsar .....PETITIONER(S)
VERSUS
State of Punjab and Others .....RESPONDENT(S)

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE AJAI LAMBA

PRESENT: -
Mr. Sameer Sachdeva, Advocate, for the petitioner.

AJAI LAMBA, J (Oral)
Khalsa College, Amritsar, has approached this Court in its writ jurisdiction for issuance of a writ in the nature of mandamus seeking a direction to the respondents to release the due grant-in-aid as admissible to the petitioner to enable the petitioner-College to disburse the same to the teaching and non-teaching employees employed under grant-in-aid scheme.

Learned counsel for the petitioner contends that similar issue was raised in C.W.P. No.14340 of 2006, titled ‘Arya College, Ludhiana Vs. State of Punjab and others’ dated 18.12.2007, which was allowed with certain directions as is evident from the judgment (Annexure P-8).

Notice of motion. Mr. H.S. Brar, Deputy Advocate General, Punjab, on the asking of the Court, accepts notice on behalf of the respondents. Copy of the petition has been given. Learned counsel for the respondents has not been able to dispute that the grant-in-aid is required to be released in terms of judgment relied upon on behalf of the petitioner. Considering the facts and circumstances of the case; in terms of judgment rendered in Arya College’s case (supra) and decision rendered in C.W.P. No.5393 of 2008, decided on 24.4.2008, in case titled ‘Ramgaria College of Education, Phagwara vs. State of Punjab and others’, it is directed that the respondents shall pay 85% of the grant-in-aid due to the petitioner within a period of 3 months after clearance of objections by the petitioner. So far as balance 15% of the amount of grant-in-aid is concerned, the petitioner may submit separate representations to the respondents.

Petition is allowed in the above terms.

(AJAI LAMBA)
JUDGE

Sh Pritpal Singh versus Khalsa College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
(www.infocommpunjab.com) PH : 0172-4630054
Sh. Pritpal Singh,
S/o Sh. Manohar Singh,
H.No.4721, Guru Nanak wara,
Near Khalsa College, Amritsar.

…………………………….Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer
O/o Principal Medical College,
Amritsar.

……………………………..Respondent

CC No. 1406 of 2008

Present:
(i) Sh. Pritpal Singh, the Complainant
(ii) Dr. H.S.Lamba, Registrar, CRO on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard.

2. Respondent states that the required information as available in the record has been supplied to the Complainant. Complainant states that he has requested for a copy of extension letter of Chemist shop after the expiry of 11 months of existing allotment order dated 27.05.2005, from the Principal, Medical College, Amritsar. Respondent states that the Complainant has been provided with a copy of letter no.11990 dated 09.07.2007, vide which Smt Savita Kalan W/o Sh. Late B.N. Kalan was allotted the shop and other record as available in this connection. Since, the information as per record stands supplied. No further action is required.
2. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to both the parties.

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 23rd October 2008

Sh Pritpal Singh versus Khalsa College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
(www.infocommpunjab.com) PH : 0172-4630054

Sh. Pritpal Singh,
S/o Sh. S.Manohar Singh,
H.No.4721, Guru Nanak Wara
Near Khalsa College, AMritsar.

…………………………….Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer
O/o Principal Medical College,
Amritsar.
……………………………..Respondent

CC No. 1406 of 2008

Present:
(i) Sh. Pritpal Singh, the Complainant
(ii) None is present on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard.

2. Complainant states that he has filed an application for information on 4 points to the Principal, Medical College, Amritsar on 28.04.2008, and Principal, Medical College, Amritsar has supplied the information to point no.1, 3 & 4 and for point no.2 wrong information has been supplied to him and further states that he has asked for the copy of extension letter of Chemist shop after the expiry of 11 month of existing allotment order dated 27.05.2005, of the Principal Medical College, Amritsar. Respondent is directed to supply the information as requested by the Complainant for point no. 2 of his application for information within 10 days from the receipt of these orders. Complainant may go though the same and point out the deficiency, if any, before the next date of hearing.
3. Adjourned to 23.10.08 (2.00 PM) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 18th September, 2008

MANGAT SINGH AND ORS Vs STATE OF PUNJAB and ORS

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

C.W.P.No.6908 of 2008

Date of Decision:28.04.2008

Mangat Singh and others .....Petitioners
versus
State of Punjab and others .....Respondents

CORAM:
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA AND
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA.

Present:
Mr.G.P.S.Bal, Advocate, for the petitioners.

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J.(Oral)
The petitioners who are employees of the Khalsa College, Amritsar, have prayed that the directions be issued to respondents No.3 and 4 to release their step-up increments as admissible to them after 8/16/24/32 years of service along with arrears.

For the aforesaid relief, the petitioners have also submitted a
representation (Annexure P-1) which has not been decided so far.

After hearing learned counsel for the petitioners, we dispose of
the writ petition with a direction to respondents No.3 and 4 to decide the representation (Annexure P-1) in accordance with law within a period of three months from the date of receipt of a certified copy of this order.

(ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA)
JUDGE

(KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA)
JUDGE

NISHAN SINGH and ORS Versus STATE OF PUNJAB and ORS Criminal Appeal 766 DB of 2004

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of decision: 21st December, 2007

Nishan Singh and others ... Appellants
Versus
State of Punjab ... Respondent

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE MEHTAB S. GILL
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE HARBANS LAL

Present:
Mr. S. C. Chhabra, Advocate for the appellants.
Mr. A. S. Jattana, Addl.AG Punjab for the respondent-State.

HARBANS LAL, J
Rarely would the Courts have come across such a bizarre scenario as the present case has projected. The deceased is Satnam Kaur.

Her death is accidental or uxoricide is a poser. The former is a version of the State under Section 304-A of IPC. The latter one is of Chand Kaur, mother of the deceased.

The State case has been registered under Section 304-A/337 of IPC on the basis of the statement of Nishan Singh, husband of the deceased, stating therein that he is resident of Village Bhuse and is employed as a Computer Inspector in Khalsa College, Amritsar for the last 4 years. He was married with Satnam Kaur, daughter of Gurbax Singh, resident of Jaswant
Singh Mohalla, Tarn Taran in June, 1995. The estrangement never ensued between him and his wife. At one time, when his wife was away to her
parental house in the month of Sawan, he learnt about her having gone with her neighbour Mohinder Singh on his motorcycle and in this regard he was satisfied, when his wife and mother-in-law took special oath that there was
nothing wrong. As his mother-in-law had met with an accident, so his wife went again to her parental house. On 31.3.1996, he went to inquire about the health of his mother-in-law. She was found alright. He asked his wife to accompany him to her matrimonial home. She got ready. His mother-in-law offered to go with them to the house of her sister's house at Amritsar. They all three went on scooter to his mother-in-law's sister's house. There, he took liquor with the men-folk. Thereafter, he showed his willingness to his
mother-in-law to go back to his village. His wife also got ready to go with him. On the way, he went to the house of his father's sister's son-in-law, who also served him liquor. Before their departure from the house of his mother-in-law's sister, she (mother-in-law's sister ) took off the ornaments of Satnam Kaur. He along with his wife started for Village Bhusse around 10.00 P.M, when he was under the influence of liquor. When they were 1 km. short of Village Bhakhna Kalan, meanwhile a speeding truck came from the side of Gurdwara Jhar Sahib. The front portion of the truck struck against his scooter. As a result of its impact, he and his wife fell down from the scooter.

He raised alarm loudly. The truck driver sped away the truck.

Some boys 6 or 7 in number working in O.C.M. Mill were returning back from the Mill. They served him water. On regaining consciousness, he asked those boys to call his sister's husband Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu from village Bhakhna Kalan. Thereafter he being in the hospital remained unaware as to what had happened later on. On 4.4.1996, he came to know that his wife had succumbed to the injuries in the accident at the spot. His brother and his acquaintances were talking with each other in a hushed tone that till he ( Nishan Singh ) is not alright, he be not told about the death of his wife. When he learnt about it, he got mentally upset and could not have a wink of sleep for 3 days. He had all love and affection for his wife who was in the family way.

On 10.4.1996, he was discharged from the hospital and then he got a wind that his mother-in-law has moved applications against him and his sister's husband at the instance of someone, though the dead body was cremated in their presence. She has moved these applications at the instance of someone.

Chand Kaur, mother-in-law of the accused Nishan Singh lodged complaint, Exh. PA containing the allegations that her daughter Satnam Kaur was married to Nishan Singh son of Salwant Singh of Village Bhuse, P.S. Sarai Amanat Khan about 9/10 months before her death. She had given dowry including one Scooter to her daughter in her marriage according to her financial capacity but Nishan Singh and the members of his family including his father, Salwant Singh were unhappy with the dowry and they used to remark that inadequate dowry has been given. Right from the day of his marriage, Nishan Singh started saying that gold Kara has not been given to his father and as its consequence they have been humiliated in their brotherhood. Nishan Singh and the members of his family including his father Salwant Singh used to give beatings to Satnam Kaur, who while coming to Amritsar, used to narrate all this to her (Chand Kaur) and Joginder Kaur ( sister of Chand Kaur ); they used to compel her to bring more dowry. Nishan Singh used to show the photograph of a girl to Satnam
Kaur by saying that he would marry with her after liquidating her physically; Satnam Kaur was given beatings and turned out of her matrimonial home many a time. They ( Chand Kaur and her sister ) used to leave Satnam Kaur in the house of her in-laws by supplicating them. She used to apprehend danger to her life at the hands of her in-laws. To allay her fear, her brother Inderpal Singh was sent to stay in her in-laws' house at
Village Bhuse. He started studying in Khasa School.

On 27.3.1996, Chand Kaur's sister Joginder Kaur went to Village Bhuse to meet Satnam Kaur. On return, Joginder Kaur told Chand Kaur that Satnam Kaur was mentally upset as Nishan Singh and others were harassing. They often used to proclaim that after killing her, to get more dowry, he will contract second marriage. Joginder Kaur brought Satnam Kaur with her and left her in Chand Kaur's house. On 31.3.1996, Nishan Singh came to Chand Kaur's house on Scooter. On the same day, Chand Kaur, Nishan Singh and Satnam Kaur, went to the house of Joginder Kaur at Amritsar where Joginder Kaur counselled Nishan Singh not to maltreat her and that on the next morning, they will send her with him as it had grown dark by that time. Nishan Singh adopted a stiff posture insisting that he will take Satnam Kaur along. Nishan Singh, by hurling abuses upon them, took her with him at about 10.30 P.M. on Scooter. As per his pre-plan, he committed her murder by causing injuries and removed her dead body to Village Bhuse by putting the same in the Van of his sister's husband, Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu. Chand Kaur's son Inderpal Singh being present in the house of Nishan Singh, disclosed to Chand Kaur that Nishan Singh, Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu and Salwant Singh, father of Nishan Singh, had consumed liquor by sitting in the room after having brought the dead body to their house and t hey were talking with each other that by killing her, they have removed the hurdle and now they will remarry Nishan Singh at the place of their choice.

On 1.4.1996, in the morning, Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu, husband of Nishan Singh's sister came to Chand Kaur's house in his Van and narrated that on the previous night, Nishan Singh had met with an accident in which he sustained multiple injuries and that their daughter Satnam Kaur was alright. She, along with her sister Joginder Kaur, went to
Village Bhuse with Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu in his Van. On reaching there, they found Satnam Kaur lying dead with injuries on her jugular vein
and other parts of her body. They raised alarm that they have killed their daughter and the post-mortem on her dead body is to be got conducted.
Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu, Nishan Singh and the members of his family thwarted their such attempt and forcibly cremated the dead body by pretending that there were serious injuries on the body of Nishan Singh and his condition being critical, he was to be removed to Ludhiana for his
treatment. When Chand Kaur and her sister were on their way back, they examined the place of alleged accident. The blood was observed in the road side field of wheat crop, which lay trampled.

They perceived that Nishan Singh has committed the murder of Satnam Kaur in the wheat crop field.

Chand Kaur , along with her sister Joginder Kaur, went to Navpreet Nursing Home, Khandwala, P.S. Chheharta, where Nishan Singh was got admitted
by his friend Jasbir Singh, an employee of this Nursing Home. It was also noticed that no damage has been caused to the Scooter. Nishan Singh and Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu came to the house of her sister Joginder Kaur and confessed before her that on 31.3.1996, they put an end to the life of Satnam Kaur by inflicting injuries near Village Bhakhna and they, along with father of Nishan Singh, cremated the dead body to avoid post-mortem examination. As a measure of compensation, they offered to return the dowry articles along with a cash amount of Rs.1,00,000/-. They asked her to get the matter patched up with Chand Kaur.


As is borne out from the record, on 19.3.2002, Mr. Baldev Singh, Additional PP assisted by Mr. A.P.S.Randhawa, Advocate, counsel for the complainant and Mr. R.M.Zakhmi, Advocate, counsel for the accused, made joint statement to the effect that we have no objection if Sessions Case No. 81 “ State v. Nishan Singh” is consolidated with Sessions Case No. 80 of 22.11.2001 titled as “Chand Kaur v. Nishan Singh etc.”

and the evidence is recorded in the latter. In view of this statement, the State case as well as the complaint case, were consolidated vide order dated 19.3.2002 recorded in the order sheet.

The accused Nishan Singh and Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu were charged under Section 302 as well as under Section 201 of IPC whereas their co-accused Salwant Singh,father of Nishan Singh was charged under Section 302/34 and Section 201 of IPC. They did not plead guilty and claimed trial.

To bring home guilt against the accused, the prosecution examined Chand Kaur complainant, PW-1, her sister Joginder Kaur, PW-2, Inderpal Singh ( son of the complainant, Chand Kaur ) PW-3, ASI Tarsem Kumar, PW-4, Kabal Singh, PW-5, Sarabjit Kaur, Junior Assistant, DTO Office, Amritsar, PW-6 and closed its evidence by giving up the remaining P.Ws.

On close of the prosecution evidence, when examined under Section 313, Cr.P.C, the accused Nishan Singh denied all the incriminating
circumstances appearing in the prosecution evidence against him and came up with the plea that it is a false case against him at the instance of my mother-in-law, Chand Kaur, who wants to harass me and my family members as she considers me responsible for the death of her daughter. It is wroth pointing out here that in his statutory statement, he has admitted that Satnam Kaur deceased was married to him about 7/8 months before the occurrence and that Salwant Singh accused is his father whereas Sukhdev Singh accused is his brother-in-law (sister's husband ); that his wife's brother, Inderpal Singh, PW used to study in a School in his (Nishan Singh) village. According to him, his wife died in the accident in which his Scooter suffered wear and tear; that the dead body of Satnam Kaur was cremated with consent of her parents without post-mortem examination; that the Scooter involved in the accident was registered in the name of his wife Satnam Kaur. Salwant Singh as well as Sukhdev Singh accused, when examined under Section 313, Cr.P.C, denied all the incriminating circumstances appearing in the prosecution evidence against them. They adopted the plea taken up by their co-accused Nishan Singh. Having examined Dalbir Singh,DW-1, Kashmir Singh, DW-2 and Dr. Navpreet Singh, Navpreet Nurising Home, G.T. Road, Chheharta (Amritsar), DW-3, they closed their defence evidence.

After hearing the learned Additional PP for the State, the learned defence counsel and examining the evidence on record, the learned

Additional Sessions Judge (Ad-hoc), Amritsar, convicted and sentenced Nishan Singh accused to undergo imprisonment for life and to pay a fine of Rs.2,000/- or in default thereof, to further undergo rigorous imprisonment for 2 months under Section 302 of IPC and further convicted and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 5 years and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- or in default thereof, to undergo further rigorous imprisonment for one month under Section 201 of IPC and also convicted and sentenced Salwant Singh and Sukhdev Singh accused to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 5 years and to pay a fine of Rs.1,000/- each or in default thereof, the defaulter to further undergo rigorous imprisonment for one month under Section 201 of IPC, with the direction that both the sentences of Nishan Singh accused will run concurrently.

Feeling aggrieved with the impugned judgment/order of sentence dated 21.8.2004, Nishan Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Salwant Singh
have preferred this appeal.

We have heard Mr. S.C.Chhabra, Advocate, counsel for the appellants as well as Mr.A.S.Jattana, learned Additional Advocate General, Punjab, besides going through the evidence with due care and circumspection.

Mr. S.C.Chhabra, Advocate, on behalf of the appellants, strenuously urged before us that it is a case of the appellant Nishan Singh that in stead of taking action against the truck driver which probably could not be known by the Police, he has been challaned by the Police under Section 304-A of IPC. He further puts that the merger of the State as well as the complaint case being against law, the trial stands vitiated in view of the observations made in the case of Balbir v. State of Haryana, 1999 (4) Recent Criminal Reports (Criminal) 839.

To tide over these submissions, Mr.A.S.Jattana,learned Additional Advocate General, Punjab, agitated at the bar that the material witnesses in both the cases being the same, the consolidation of both the cases does not suffer from any illegality.

We have given a deep and thoughtful consideration to the rival submissions.

As per grounds of appeal, the State case under Section 304-A of IPC was registered on 17.5.1996 on the statement of Nishan Singh
recorded during inquiry proceedings by the Superintendent of Police on 22.4.1996. As per the same, when he along with his wife Satnam Kaur
deceased was returning to his village on the Scooter, a truck approaching from the opposite direction, dashed against his Scooter and in this accident his wife succumbed to the injuries. The truck driver sped away the truck.

that meanwhile 6/7 employees of O.C.M.Mill came over there through whom, he called his sister's husband Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu accused, who got him admitted in the hospital. It is apt to be borne in mind that the occurrence took place on the night of 31.3.1996. The dead body of the deceased was cremated on the next day. His above statement became the basis of State case. If it was a case of accident, it was imperative upon Nishan Singh to have informed the Police. If he was removed to a private hospital by his sister's husband, Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu, the latter was obligated to inform the Police regarding this occurrence. Startlingly enough that Nishan Singh was taken to a private hospital instead of a government hospital. As per his statement dated 22.4.1996 ibid he had received very serious injuries on his body. Dr. Navpreet Singh, DW-3, has testified that he has brought the Admission Register of his hospital and as per entry made in the same, Nishan Singh accused present in the Court was admitted in the hospital on 1.4.1996 and was discharged on 10.4.1996 and that it was a case of accidental injuries suffered by him as was disclosed by him and that it being an old case, bed-head ticket was not traceable as the same has since been destroyed.

It is in his cross-examination that I do not remember about the injuries which were on his person when he was admitted in the hospital; I do not remember if there was any injury suffered by him; that I cannot say what was the problem since the record is destroyed; that entry of admission was made by the doctor, who was on duty at that time and he was Swinder Singh; that Jasbir Singh was employed at that time; Nishan Singh was not
known to me earlier; even I cannot identify him at present; I do not remember if original bed head-ticket was taken by the Police; that the pages of the Register have not been numbered and that I do not recollect if any information about this case was given to the Police. Chand Kaur's case is that Jasbir Singh was on friendly terms with the accused and he was employed in Navpreet Nursing Home, G.T.Road, Chheharta, Amritsar and as per the pre-plan, after committing the murder of the deceased, Nishan Singh, by exercising the influence of his friend Jasbir Singh in the hospital being its employee, got himself admitted there. There appears to be substance in this plea. As per entry in the Register, Nishan Singh was admitted in the hospital on 1.4.1996 and it was a case of accidental injuries as was disclosed by him. The above mentioned doctor has no where stated that soon after admission of Nishan Singh, the Police of the concerned Police Station was informed regarding his admission with accidental injuries. Presumably, the bed-head ticket has been deliberately withheld.

This doctor, obviously, regretted his inability to tell about the injuries which were on the person of Nishan Singh at the time of his admission. As revealed by his cross-examination, the entry of admission of Nishan Singh was made by Swinder Singh as he was on duty at that time. Dr. Navpreet Singh, DW has not apportioned any reason for not sending Dr. Swinder Singh to give evidence. More to the point, pages of the Register have not been numbered which further cast a cloak of suspicion around the genuineness of the entries in this Register. As would be apparent from the record, the Police did not initiate any action against this Nursing Home for not informing about the admission of this appellant Nishan Singh in the hospital. There being no injuries, the doctor should have refused to admit this appellant. If there were superficial injuries he should have been discharged after giving preliminary medical aid. By no reason, there was
any justification to keep him in the hospital for ten days. To mystify or confuse murder with accident, he remained hospitalized for a couple of days. Had there been some serious injuries, he might have been removed to the Civil Hospital or some other Medical Institute of repute. Nishan Singh
would have informed the Police through his brother-in-law Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu. He put forth the version of accident before the Police for the first time on 22.4.1996 during inquiry proceedings initiated at the instance of Chand Kaur, complainant, who suspected it to be a foul play. If it was a case of an accident, Nishan Singh was obliged to inform the Police. If it was a case of hit and run, notwithstanding, it was his moral as well as legal duty to inform the Police. In all probabilities, it was his bounden duty. In his statement, which became the basis of the FIR, he has stated that it was on
4.4.1996 that he learnt about the death of his wife in the accident. This again is a fabricated story. There is nothing in the evidence of Dr. Navpreet
Singh, DW-3 that Nishan Singh remained unconscious right from his admission in the hospital till 4.4.1996. To us, it appears that to screen himself from the murder of his wife, he created evidence by getting himself admitted in the above mentioned Private Nursing Home.

There was no cogent reason to cremate the dead body without autopsy. This is a glaring circumstance which nullifies the story of accident. Dalbir Singh,DW-1 has deposed that the dead body was brought to the village which was seen by him at 8.00 A.M. and that at the time of cremation, the in-laws of the accused including the complainant (referring to Chand Kaur ) were present and that Nishan Singh accused was not present and that wife of Nishan Singh died in the accident. Kashmir Singh, DW-2 has also stated in similar terms. This evidence has been produced to demonstrate that the dead body was cremated within the sight of the complainant party without there being any objection from their side. It is in the cross-examination of Chand Kaur, PW-1 “ that I did not attend the cremation of my daughter; that I left Village Bhuse after about one hour to see my son-in-law; that I was confident on seeing the dead body of my daughter that she had been killed; that I lodged the report with the Police at P.S. Gharinda on the same day; that I had given
in writing to Incharge, P.S .Gharinda; that the Police did not accompany us to Village Bhuse. As per this evidence, she was not present at the time of cremation of the dead body and further the Police did not swing into action against the accused. It is also in her cross-examination that I had told the Police to visit Village Bhuse as my daughter had been murdered but the S.H.O. told me that he will come of his own and that P. S. Gharinda is at a distance of 3-4 kms. from Village Bhuse. This evidence goes to show that she had brought to the notice of the Police that her daughter has been murdered but the Police did not initiate any action and meanwhile, the
accused cremated the dead body. It is deducible from this evidence that Police was siding with the accused party to rescue the real murderer Nishan
Singh.

The examination-in-chief of Chand Kaur, PW-1 reads as under:-

“ My daughter Satnam Kaur was married to Nishan Singh s/o Salwant Singh r/o village Bhuse, P.S Sarai Amanat Khan 7/8 months prior to her death. Dowry articles were given to my daughter. A scooter was also given in the dowry.

Nishan Singh and Salwant Singh accused complained that no golden Karra was given and on that account, they are suffering humiliation in the society. Nishan Singh used to beat my daughter and used to turn her from the matrimonial house on the pretext of demand of
television and fridge and other dowry articles.

Nishan Singh used to say that after killing my daughter, he will remarry with a girl. Inderpal Singh, my son was got admitted in a school at village Bhuse. The accused used to collect the Panchayat and in that Panchayat I used to send my daughter back in the house of the accused.

On 27.3.1996, my sister Joginder Kaur left my
daughter Satnam Kaur to my house and she told that she was given beatings and on that account, she is being left at my house. Nishan Singh accused came to my house on 31.3.1996 to bring back my daughter and scolded my daughter to accompany him.

Thereafter, I alongwith Nishan Singh accused, my
daugther Satnam Kaur and myself went to the house of Joginder Kaur, my sister on a scooter. Nishan Singh gave abuses to my daughter in the house of Joginder Kaur and Nishan Singh insisted that they shall proceed at night at about 10.30 P.M. and he took away my daughter Satnam Kaur with him at that time.

In fact, there was planning of Nishan Singh. On
1.4.1996,Sukhdev Singh accused who is brother-inlaw of Nishan Singh came to our house and told us that Nishan Singh and my daughter had met with an accident and we went to village Bhuse and found the dead body of my daughter Satnam Kaur. She was bearing multiple injuries on her body. My son Inderpal Singh was present near the dead body. He told that Satnam has been murdered. All the three accused were taking the liquor and my son further told us that the accused were talking that Satnam Kaur has been murdered and Nishan Singh has cleared a way for remarry. We went to hospital to know about the welfare of Nishan Singh and found that Nishan Singh was taking cold drink and was not
having any injury on his person. we insisted for
conducting the autopsy on the dead body of my
daughter but the accused have not allowed to do so.

The accused had cremated the dead body of my
daughter. We went to the place of alleged accident.

We found that blood was lying near the road as well as in the wheat crop field and some of the wheat crop was lying crushed because of the struggle of my daughter with the accused. The scooter did not suffer any damage. Thereafter accused approached my sister Joginder Kaur and told her that they are ready to pay an amount of Rs.1 Lac in cash, scooter and other dowry articles in case the complainant do not take any action in connection with the murder committed by the accused. I refused the offer and told Joginder
Kaur that matter shall be decided by the Court.

The accused approached the respectables of Tarn Taran with the same offer. I got recorded my statement.

again said I made complaint in PS Gharinda but the matter was fabricated by the police. The police did not record the statements of the witnesses correctly.

Thereafter I made my complaint Ex. PA. I have also made complaints to senior police officers.
Photograph, Mark 'A' relates to a girl with whom
Nishan Singh wanted to re-marry who is shown at
point Mark A-1. My application is Mark 'B' which is
photostat copy of the original and copy of inquiry
report Mark 'C' which is also photostat copy. ”

The examination-in-chief of Joginder Kaur, PW-2 reads as under:-

“ Deceased Satnam Kaur was daughter of my sister. Her marriage was solemnized about 9 months before her death. Nishan Singh accused present in Court is husband of the deceased.

Salwant Singh accused is father of Nishan Singh, Sukhdev Singh accused is sister's husband of Nishan Singh. After the marriage the accused were demanding property from the deceased and were beating and maltreating the deceased. They used to say that no golden karra was given to Salwant Singh and as such, they feel belittled in the society. The accused used to give beating to the deceased and used to turn her out from the
house but we used to send the deceased back to the matrimonial house. The deceased used to tell us about this on various occasions. On 26.3.1996, I had gone to village Bhuse to meet Satnam Kaur. She also complained to me regarding mal-treating by the accused on that day. I stayed there for a night and then told Satnam Kaur to inform about all this maltreatment to her mother Chand Kaur. On 27.3.1996, I left Satnam Kaur at the house of her mother Chand at Tarn Taran. On 31.3.1996 accused Nishan Singh had again gone to the house of my sister to
take Satnam Kaur. Chand Kaur, Nishan Singh and Satnam Kaur then came to my house at Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar,Amritsar in the evening. There again Nishan Singh started quarreling with Satnam Kaur. Nishan Singh
showed some photograph to Satnam Kaur saying that he will marry another girl and will kill Satnam Kaur. At 10.30 P.M. accused Nishan Singh took Satnam Kaur alongwith him on a scooter.

However, we were asking Nishan Singh not to go at that time.

On 1.4.1996 in the morning, we received a message that accident took place and Nishan Singh received multiple injuries and that Satnam Kaur has not received any injury but crying. This message was brought to us by accused Sukhdev Singh. Inderpal Singh PW son of my sister was already staying at the house of Nishan Singh
accused. We sent him there so that the activities of the accused could be checked. I and Chand Kaur accompanied Sukhdev Singh accused on a Maruti. When we reached house of Nishan Singh in village Bhuse, we saw Satnam Kaur lying dead.

Salwant Singh accused was present there but Nishan Singh accused was not there.


The body of Satnam Kaur bore multiple injuries on her head, neck and other parts of body. There was a deep injury on the head of Satnam Kaur and there also was strangulation Mark on the neck of Satnam Kaur. Inderpal, PW told us that Satnam Kaur was brought during night by Nishan Singh and Sukhdev Singh while she was dead.

Inderpal also told that thereafter, all the accused took liquor and that they were talking that now Satnam Kaur has been killed and a new marriage will be arranged qua Nishan Singh. We raised hue and cry so that post mortem could be conducted on the body of Satnam Kaur. Both
Sukhdev Singh and Salwant Singh accused told us that Nishan Singh has suffered very serious injuries and is admitted at Navpreet Hospital. He further told us that condition of Nishan Singh is critical and he is to be taken to hospital at Ludhiana immediately and as such cremation of Satnam Kaur is to be carried out immediately.

They also threatened me and my sister and
then forcibly cremated the body of Satnam Kaur.

Thereafter, I and my sister thought of going to Navpreet Hospital and we went to Navpreet Hospital at Amritsar.

At Navpreet Hospital Jasbir Singh who was friend of Nishan Singh was working there. When we reached Navpreet Hospital, we say that Nishan Singh was drinking something and was not having any injury on his person. Our suspicion was confirmed that Nishan Singh murdered Satnam Kaur. We then went on the crossing near village Bhakna which actually was the village of
Sukhdev Singh accused. There we saw the blood stains in the wheat crop which was lying badly trampled. We gave information to the police regarding this, but the police was not listening to us. We had moved applications and telegrams to the higher police officers also. Senior police officers also came for conducting inquiry. I had been narrating all the matter to the police. When the accused came to know about applications etc. being moved by my sister, then Nishan Singh and Sukhdev Singh accused both came to my house after 3/4 months of the occurrence. They told me that my sister is approaching higher officers and that I should prevail upon Chand Kaur for not doing so. They also told us that they have committed a mistake by murdering Satnam Kaur.

Both the accused stated before me that they will give Rs. One lac and all the jewellery back and offered for a compromise.

The accused had been going to many other persons also for the compromise. When the police did not take any proper action, my sister filed complaint in the Court. My statement was also recorded in the committing Court. The
accused had killed Satnam Kaur and wrongly tried to show it a case of accident. ”

The examination-in-chief of Inderpal Singh, PW3 reads as under:-

“ I had one sister and a brother. Satnam Kaur deceased was my sister. In the year 1996, I was studying in G.S.Senior School at Village. My mother used to live at Tarn Taran. Khasa may be situated at a distance of 35 km.

from Tarn Taran. Nishan Singh accused belongs to village Bhuse. Bhuse is at a distance of about 10 kms. From Khasa. I was studying in 8th Class in the year 1996. I used to live with Nishan Singh accused at village Bhuse.

From there I used to come to my school daily.

Satnam Kaur was married to Nishan Singh accused. My sister Satnam Kaur deceased took me to village Bhuse to stay with her. Nishan Singh accused used to give beating to my sister Satnam Kaur and also used to send her to our
house. Since Satnam Kaur was afraid of the accused, she took me to village Bhuse and got me admitted at School at Khasa. Nishan Singh and Salwant Singh were maltreating my sister and were asking for more dowry. About six years back, my sister was sent to Tarn Taran.

Thereafter, after some days I was present in the house of Nishan Singh at village Bhuse. I saw Nishan Singh, Salwant Singh and Sukhdev Singh accused in a car alongwith the dead body of my sister Satnam Kaur. At that time Nishan Singh was not having any injury on his person. Satnam Kaur was having multiple injuries on her person.

She was having injuries on her head and neck.

Thereafter the accused took liquor in a room of the house.

I out of fear did not speak any thing. They were saying that they had killed Satnam Kaur and now Nishan Singh will marry again. I do not know as to where the accused went thereafter. On the next morning, I saw my mother and my mother's sister.

They were brought by Sukhdev Singh accused. Nishan Singh accused was not present there. I told every thing to my mother and Masi. My mother insisted for Post-mortem but Sukhdev Singh and Salwant Singh hurriedly cremated the dead body. We had been meeting the police officials, thereafter I was examined as a witness in the committing Court. ”

It follows from the statement of Inderpal Singh, PW-3 that his sister Satnam Kaur deceased took him to Village Bhuse to stay with her as Nishan Singh used to give beatings to her and got him admitted in School.

Nishan Singh accused in his statutory statement has also admitted that Inderpal Singh, brother of his wife was got admitted in School at his village.

There is similar admission inthe statutory statements of his co-appellants.

One thing is clear from this evidence that Inderpal Singh used to reside with the deceased in her in-laws' house. As stated by Chand Kaur, PW-1, her son Inderpal Singh told that Satnam Kaur had been murdered and all the three accused were taking liquor and they were talking that Satnam Kaur has been murdered and Nishan Singh has cleared a way for re-marriage. It is also in her deposition that when she went to the hospital to know about the welfare of Nishan Singh, he was found taking a cold drink and was not having any
injury on his person. It is inthe statement of Joginder Kaur, PW-2 that when they reached the house of Nishan Singh, they observed multiple injuries on the head, neck, and other parts of the body of Satnam Kaur deceased and there was also a deep strangulation mark on her neck and that Inderpal Singh, PW told them that Satnam Kaur was brought during night by Nishan Singh and Sukhdev Singh and that all the accused took liquor and they were talking that now Satnam Kaur has been killed and new marriage will be
arranged qua Nishan Singh and that they raised hue and cry so that postmortem could be conducted on the dead body of Satnam Kaur but Sukhdev Singh and Salwant Singh accused told them that Nishan Singh had suffered very serious injuries and is admitted at Navpreet Nursing Home and his condition was critical and is to be taken to a hospital at Ludhiana immediately, so cremation of Satnam Kaur is to be carried out immediately.

It is also in her evidence that they forcibly cremated the dead body of Satnam Kaur. This evidence brings out that the complainant party was psyched to cremate the dead body without further loss of time, so as to take necessary care of Nishan Singh. This way, the complainant party was misled. It might be in the mind of the accused that if the post-mortem examination onthe dead body is carried out, it will spill the beans or let the
cat out of bag that she was murdered.

The complainant Chand Kaur has also produced a photograph marked “A” of a girl with whom Nishan Singh appellant allegedly wanted to marry after putting an end to the life of Satnam Kaur.

The sum and substance of the statements of Chand Kaur, Joginder Kaur and Inderpal Singh, P.Ws is that Nishan Singh was dissatisfied with the dowry given to him in his marriage which was solemnized barely 7/8 months prior to this occurrence. As per the evidence of Sarabjit Kaur, PW-6, the Scooter bearing registration no. PB-02-J-9481 involved in the occurrence, was registered in the name of deceased Satnam Kaur vide Ex.P6/A. It is in the statement of Nishan Singh appellant which became the basis of the FIR that in the month of Sawan, Satnam Kaur, his wife was away to her parental house and she had gone to some place by riding on the pillion of motorcycle of Mohinder Singh, their neighbour, about which he came to know, but on being taken special oath by her and his mother-in-law in the terms that there was nothing wrong, he was satisfied. It is, thus, inferable that he used to suspect the fidelity of his wife,besides being disconsolate with the dowry articles given to him in the marriage. These reasons appear to be the
motive for committing the murder.

It is in the solemn affirmation of Chand Kaur, PW-1, that the scooter did not suffer any damage.

Exh. PW4/B is the report of Mechanic regarding the scooter. As per its contents, the mud-guard was found broken from right side and the right brake was also found broken. The chasis of the
scooter was also found bended. This report made by Tarsem Kumar,ASI, P.S.Gharinda, is silent about the date of mechanical test. It is in the
statement of above mentioned ASI that the scooter was produced before him on21.5.1996 by the accused Nishan Singh. Right from 31.3.1996 till 20.5.1996, he had sufficient time to simulate this scooter as having met with an accident. The most disbelieving part of accident story is that he himself did not sustain any injury as he has not produced even a scintilla of evidence in proof of this fact. To add further to it, if the impact of dashing of the alleged truck against the Scooter was so severe, it shrouds in suspicion, as to how he escaped unhurt while his wife died at the spot.

He being the driver, was to bear the brunt. By no process of reasoning, it could have been a providential escape for him though a disaster for his wife. A fortiori, if the accident was so severe, the steering and other parts of the Scooter might have also got damaged extensively. This report, thus, seems to be an outcome of manoeuvering.

As the proverbial saying goes, man may tell a lie, but the circumstances do not. At the cost of repetition, it deserves to be pointed out here that had it been a case of accident, as a matter of
abundant caution, the matter might have been reported to the Police with promptitude. The propounding of theory of accident after 21 days before the Police in itself is a circumstance, which strikes a death knell to the State case.

It is in the examination-in-chief of Inderpal Singh, PW-3 that thereafter, after some days I was present in the house of Nishan Singh at Village Bhuse. I saw Nishan Singh, Salwant Singh and Sukhdev Singh in a Car along with the dead body of my sister Satnam Kaur. At that time, Nishan Singh was not having any injury on his person.

Satnam Kaur was having multiple injuries on her person. She was having injuries on her head and neck. Thereafter, the accused took liquor in a room of the house. I, out of fear, did not speak any thing. They were saying that they had killed
Satnam Kaur and now Nishan Singh will marry again. I do not know as to where the accused went thereafter. It is in his further examination-in-chief that my mother insisted for post-mortem but Sukhdev Singh and Salwant Singh hurriedly cremated the dead body.

It is in the examination-in-chief of Chand Kaur, PW that we went to the place of alleged accident; that we found that blood was lying near the road as well as in the wheat crop field and some of the wheat crop was lying crushed because of the struggle of my daughter with the accused.

It is also in the chief examination of Joginder Kaur, PW that we then went on the crossing near Village Bhakhna, which actually was the village of
Sukhdev Singh accused; that there we saw blood stains in the wheat crop, which was lying badly trampled; that we gave information to the Police
regarding this but the Police was not listening to us; that we had moved applications and telegrams to the higher Police Officers also. This evidence too affirm that Satnam Kaur was murdered after having been taken to the road side wheat crop field in the odd hours. In the rough site-plan,Exh.

PW4/A, the point 'A' denotes the place at which Satnam Kaur expired allegedly by fall and mark 'B' indicates the place at which Nishan Singh
appellant was lying in unconscious condition and mark 'C' relates to the place at which Scooter was lying. This site-plan purported to have been drawn on 17.5.1996, obviously after a lapse of more than one and half month of the occurrence by PW-4, Tarsem Kumar,ASI who has nowhere
stated as to at whose pointing out he prepared the same. As alleged by the appellant Nishan Singh in his statement forming the basis of the FIR, 6/7 workers of O.C.Mill were returning from the Mill and they were asked to call his brother-in-law Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu. The investigator has no where stated that any such worker of the above mentioned Mill was joined in the investigation. To our mind, these workers would have been the only source of authenticity. As per the version in the State case, the truck was approaching from the opposite direction. The above mentioned points 'A' and 'B' have been shown away from the road and point 'C' has been
indicated by far from the road. There is nothing in the FIR that the truck, by coming to the wrong side, struck against the Scooter. If it had been a
case of accident, the truck driver, to avert the accident, might have applied brakes of which skid marks would have been found present on the road. The same would have been shown in the rough site-plan. So, the aforementioned reasons knock the bottom out of the State case.

In Balbir'case (supra), adequately relied upon by Mr.Chhabra, it has been laid down by the Apex Court, that “ at any rate, the Court should have been absolutely certain that the Police officials and the real culprits have entered into a criminal conspiracy to rescue the real murderer, unless the Court reaches such a degree of satisfaction, a Criminal Court cannot afford to conclude that the prosecution instituted on private complaint has succeeded in proving beyond all reasonable doubt that it was this accused who had committed the murder of Om Parkash. ”

Harking back to the facts of the instant case, it has been established by the complainant, Chand Kaur that the police officials and the real culprits were in league to rescue the real murderer Nishan Singh. The real controversy centres around Nishan Singh. The material witnesses in
both the cases are the same. An identical plea has been adopted in their statutory statements by all the appellants.

Therefore, there was nothing wrong to club and try both the cases together. In Balbir's case (supra), two diametrically divergent stories were put to test. The facts of the case in hand are poles apart from Balbir's case. It is in the examination-in-chief of Chand Kaur, PW that “ thereafter accused approached my sister Joginder Kaur and told her that they are ready to pay an amount of Rs.1,00,000/- in cash, Scooter and other dowry articles in case the complainant did not take any action in connection with the murder committed by the accused. I refused the offer and told Joginder Kaur that the matter shall be decided by the Court. The accused approached the respectables of Tarn Taran with the same offer.”

Joginder Kaur, PW-2 also stated in similar terms, which tantamounts to extra-judicial confession. In the words of Lord Hewart, '' It is not merely of some importance but is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to
be done. ”

Section 106 of the Indian Evidence Act lays down that “ when any fact is especially within the knowledge of any person, the burden of proving that fact is upon him. ” In re: State of West Bengal v. Mir Mohammad Omar and others etc. etc. , 2000 (2) Simla Law Journal 1679,
it has been observed that “ but this Section would apply to cases where the prosecution has succeeded in proving facts from which a reasonable inference can be drawn regarding the existence of certain other facts, unless the accused by virtue of his special knowledge regarding such facts, failed to offer any explanation which might drive the Court to draw a different inference. ”

In Shambu Nath Mehta v. The State of Ajmer, 1956 SCR 199, it has been observed as under :-

“ This lays down the general rule that in a criminal case the burden of proof is on the prosecution and Section 106 is certainly not intended to relieve it of that duty. On the contrary, it is designed to meet certain exceptional cases in which it would be impossible, or at any rate disproportionately difficult for the prosecution to establish facts which are especially within the knowledge of the accused and which he could prove without difficulty or inconvenience. The word 'especially' stresses that, it means facts that are pre-eminently or exclusively within his knowledge. ”

Adverting to the facts of the present case, the theory propounded by the State has been disbelieved. It was especially within the knowledge of Nishan Singh appellant as to how his wife died. So, in view of the provisions of Section 106 ibid as well as the afore-extracted
observations, he was required to offer explanation in this regard as his version that his wife lost life in the accident has been discountenanced.

There being no other satisfactory explanation from his side, the Court is bound to draw an inference that it was he who committed the murder of his wife. It is in his statement that he had consumed sufficient liquor before starting for his village with his wife in the night time on Scooter though as per Chand Kaur's evidence, he was asked not to leave in the night time. It is probable that on that night before proceeding, he intentionally consumed liquor to muster up the courage to eliminate his wife. Nishan Singh has not appeared as his own witness to substantiate his version that his wife had sustained injuries in the accident with truck. The DSP who conducted the inquiry might have inquired from the doctor as to under which circumstances Nishan Singh remained hospitalized. The Bed Head ticket has been knowingly withheld.

It is own version of Nishan Singh that his co-appellant Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu came at the spot with his Van and removed him to the Navpreet Nursing Home. Sukhdev Singh has not furnished any explanation as to under what circumstances Satnam Kaur was left at the spot.

He is absolutely silent as to whether she had expired by such time or she was writhing in pain.

If he could be removed, why she was left at the spot. Why he did not inform the Police is also a question mark. As emerges out of the evidence, Sukhdev Singh too actively participated in cremating the dead body hurriedly to screen his wife's brother Nishan Singh from the clutches
of prosecution of murder.

As regards Salwant Singh appellant, he being a father-in-law of the deceased, was obligated to report the matter to the Police, if it was a case of accident. As transpires from the evidence, he was also disposed to cremate the dead body in a haste manner so as to save his son Nishan Singh
from the charge of murder.

At this juncture, by relying upon the observations made in Sukhram v. State of Maharashtra, 2007 (4), Recent Criminal Reports (Criminal) 45, Mr. Chhabra contended that Salwant Singh appellant, in no manner can be attributed with the knowledge of commission of any offence by his son Nishan Singh and that being so, no offence under Section 201 of IPC is established against him.

This contention does not find favour with us. The facts of Sukhram's case (supra) are distinguishable from the one in hand. In that case, the accused and his wife were sleeping in a room.

The former throttled the latter to death during night time. Father of accused was also in the house. In these circumstances, it was held that the father cannot be held guilty under Section 201 or 302 of I.P.C. Here in the instant case, Salwant
Singh, being the father of Nishan Singh, along with his son-in-law Sukhdev Singh alias Bittu, appellant might have been causing hurry to cremate the dead body so as to screen Nishan Singh from legal punishment. Salwant Singh, appellant, being the father of Nishan Singh, might have gone to the private Nursing Home to inquire about his health and learnt as to what was the reality. Thereafter, to save his son from the legal punishment, he might have been impetuous to cremate the dead body as a measure to cause disappearance of the evidence of murder.

In the ultimate analysis, it is found that the impugned judgment does not suffer from any illegality or infirmity. Sequelly, this appeal fails and is dismissed being meritless.

( HARBANS LAL )
JUDGE

( MEHTAB S. GILL )
JUDGE

Crl Appeal 1142-SB of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH.

Date of Decision: 18.10.2007

Daljit Singh and others. ....... Appellants through Shri
R.S.Bains, S.S.Siao and Shri S.S.Majithia, Advocates.
Versus
State of Punjab. ....... Respondent through Shri Jaspreet Singh,A.A.G., Punjab.

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE MAHESH GROVER

1. Whether Reporters of Local Newspapers may be allowed to see the judgment?

2. To be referred to the Reporters or not?

3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?

Mahesh Grover,J.
The present appeal is directed against judgment dated 5.6.2006 of the Additional Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur (hereinafter described as `the trial Court') whereby the appellants have been convicted and sentenced in the following manner:-

Appellant-Daljit Singh
(i) for offence punishable under to undergo rigorous impri-
Section 376/120-B of the I.P.C. sonment for a period of
three years and to pay a fine of Rs.500/- and in default of
payment of fine, to further undergo rigorous imprisonment
of one month.

(ii) for offence punishable under to undergo rigorous impris- Section 366 of the I.P.C. onment for a period of three years and to pay a fine of Rs.500/- and in default of payment of fine, to further undergo rigorous imprisonment
of one month.

(iii) for offence punishable under to undergo rigorous impris- Section 342 of the I.P.C. onment for a period of three months.

(iv) for offence punishable under to undergo rigorous impris- Section 506 of the I.P.C. onment for a period of three months.

Appellants- Harpreet Siongh and Jagdip Singh
(i) for offence punishable under to undergo rigorous impris-
Section 376 of the I.P.C. onment for a period of ten years and to pay a fine of Rs.500/-each and in default of payment of fine, each of them to further undergo rigorous imprisonment of one month.

(ii) for offence punishable under to undergo rigorous impris- Section 366 of the I.P.C. onment for a period of three years and to pay a fine of Rs.500/-each and in default of payment of fine, each of them to further undergo rigorous imprisonment of one month.

(iii) for offence punishable under to undergo rigorous impris- Section 342 of the I.P.C. onment for a period of three months each.

(iv) for offence punishable under to undergo rigorous impris- Section 506 of the I.P.C. onment for a period of three months each.

All the sentences were ordered to run concurrently.

The allegations against the appellants flow from a complaint which is on record as Exhibit-PA. It reveals that on 13.8.2000 at about 5.30 P.M., appellant no.3-Jagdip Singh along with Jaspal Kaur daughter of Daljit Singh (appellant no.1) came to the house of the prosecutrix and
persuaded her to reach at the bus stop of Dhaliwal, a town near Amritsar, at 6.30 P.M. so that some compromise could be effected in a criminal case got registered by appellant-Daljit Singh vide F.I.R.No.91 dated 26.5.2000 under Sections 420/34 of the I.P.C. against her and others.

When she went along with her husband and daughter at the stated place, the appellants and Jaspal Kaur came in a jeep and goaded the prosecutrix to come with them to complete the process of compromise. Her husband and daughter were asked to sit at the bus stop. She thereafter boarded the jeep alone and accompanied the appellants, who drove her around for some time till darkness descended and then took her to a room which was secluded and there, Daljit Singh (appellant no.1), armed with a 12 bore gun and appellant-Jagdip Singh, armed with a sword, threatened the prosecutrix with their respective arms, beat her up mercilessly by giving fist and kick blows
in the abdomen and forcibly committed sexual inter-course upon her one by one, while the others kept the threat of death alive.

Subsequent to the incident, the prosecutrix is said to have
come back to her husband, who was waiting at the bus stop and narrated the story in the presence of his friend, namely, Darshan Singh.

A complaint, particularly with the aforesaid allegations, was
filed against the appellants and Jaspal Kaur on 17.8.2000 upon which the Illaqa Magistrate directed the police to register an F.I.R. which was done on the same day itself at about 8.30 P.M.

The prosecutrix was got medically examined on 18.8.2000 at 6.45 P.M. and the police, after completion of the investigation in the matter, submitted a challan against all the accused persons.

All the accused persons named in the complaint were charged for having committed offences punishable under Sections 307, 376, 366, 342, 354, 506, 120-B and Section 25 of the Arms Act. They pleaded innocence and claimed trial.

The prosecution, in order to prove its case, produced as many as ten witnesses including PW8-Dr.Artinder Kaur Dhillon, who had medico- legally examined the prosecutrix.

All the accused persons were examined under Section 313 of the Cr.P.C., who denied the entire evidence against them. Appellant-Daljit Singh stated, in his statement, that his son-Onkar Singh was studying in M.A.Class in Khalsa College,Amritsar when he was abducted/ disappeared in 1992 and could not be traced despite best efforts. Then, he happened to meet Sawran Singh, who was a Head Constable in Punjab Police and was married in their village. The said Sawran Singh promised him help in locating his son and on that pretext, started extracting money from him.

After some time, Swaran Singh told that his son had been located in C.I.A.Staff, Ropar and got Rs.10000/-, Rs.5000/- and Rs.20,000/- for providing comforts to him. Swaran Singh also disclosed to him that Onkar Singh had married and he then introduced the prosecutrix to him. At that time, the prosecutrix was holding a child and she represented to him that she was the wife of Onkar Singh and the child was also his. After staying for some time at the house, she went back and then on 21.5.2000, she demanded Rs.two lacs on telephone for purchasing a car for his son. Upon his, he is said to have become suspicious and got a criminal case registered against Swaran Singh, who also posed as Reader to the Senior Superintendent of Police and the prosecutrix. The police arrested the prosecutrix but the challan was not presented and a cancellation report was submitted in that case. Thereafter, a criminal complaint was filed by him on the same allegations in the Court of Illaqa Magistrate in which Swaran Singh and the
prosecutrix have been summoned and the same is pending. In order to pressurize him to withdraw that complaint, the present false case has been foisted upon him and other accused persons.

Appellant-Harprit Singh set up a plea of alibi by stating that on the relevant day, he was on duty as Helper on 13.8.2000 at Gurdwara Toba Bhai Saloji, Amritsar from 11.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. Five witnesses were examined by the accused persons in their defence.

On appraisal of the entire evidence before it, the trial Court
concluded that the appellants were guilty of committing the offences alleged against them. By the impugned order, it convicted and sentenced the appellants in the manner noticed hereinabove, whereas acquitted Jaspal Kaur after giving her benefit of doubt.


Learned counsel for the appellants contended that the testimony of the prosecutrix is uninspiring. It was pleaded that her statement under Section 164 of the Cr.P.C. had been recorded before the Magistrate on her application. The stand of the prosecutrix in her complaint Exhibit-PA, her statement under Section 164 of the Cr.P.C. and her testimony before the trial Court is not consistent which causes a serious doubt on the truthfulness of the allegations. Besides, it has been stated in the complaint that appellant- Daljit Singh was armed with a gun and appellant-Harprit Singh with sword, yet, none of these weapons had been recovered and the medical testimony
does not bear out any injury on the person of the prosecutrix which belies her story altogether as she has testified that she was brutally beaten by giving fist and kick blows, but only multiple abrasion marks were present anteriorly on sternum area and even those marks were only one day old and superficial in nature, which could have been suffered by a friendly hand, as has been disclosed by PW8-Dr.Artinder Kaur Dhillon. This medical
evidence coupled with the fact that there was an F.I.R. and a complaint registered at the behest of appellant-Daljit Singh, who had been duped by the prosecutrix in collusion with Swaran Singh shows that the case is not bona fide.

That apart, another complaint was filed by the prosecutrix on 2.1.2002 again alleging that she had been molested and ultimately, the matter was compromised and the complaint initiated by appellant-Daljit Singh under Section 420 of the I.P.C. was got withdrawn on the strength of this compromise. Further, the appellants had suffered a conviction in the complaint filed by the prosecutrix under Section 354 of the I.P.C., but in appeal, on the basis of the said compromise, they were acquitted. These proceedings have been brought on record by the appellants by way of
Crl.Misc.No.73825 of 2006. On the strength of this, learned counsel for the appellants contended that the conviction and sentence as awarded by the trial Court is not sustainable.

On the other hand, learned counsel for the State contended that the appellants were guilty of heinous offences and they have been rightly convicted and sentenced by the trial Court.

I have heard the learned counsel for the appellants and have perused the record.

Appellant-Daljit Singh is the initiator of F.I.R.No.91 dated
26.5.2000 registered under the provisions of Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 34 of the I.P.C. with Police Station, Central, District Amritsar. The said F.I.R. was directed against the prosecutrix and Swaran Singh, who was working as Reader to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar.

The aforesaid F.I.R. was cancelled and the necessary proceedings to that effect are on record as Exhibit-DG.

Thereafter, a complaint is said to have been filed by appellant-Daljit Singh on the same allegations against the
prosecutrix and Swaran Singh. In this back-drop of the matter, the allegations against the appellants sprouted.

This is also the defence version as taken by appellant no.1 in his statement under Section 313 of the Cr.P.C.

Hence, the testimony of the prosecutrix and the entire evidence has to be necessarily tested keeping in mind the aforestated allegations levelled by appellant no.1.

The prosecutrix was obviously not known to the appellants
earlier till the time she was introduced by Swaran Singh as his daughter-inlaw married to his missing son. Both the accused persons in F.I.R.No.91 dated 26.5.2000 had allegedly extracted money from appellant no.1-Daljit Singh.

The prosecutrix, in her complaint which ultimately assumed the form of F.I.R. which was lodged four days after the occurrence, had stated that appellant-Daljit Singh was armed with 12 bore gun and he threatened to shoot her if she had raised any alarm and Jaspal Kaur is said to have held her from hair. Jagdip Singh-appellant caught hold of her arms while appellant-Harprit Singh pulled her to the room upon which appellant-Daljit Singh bolted the room from outside and also threatened to kill her if she raised any alarm. Then appellants-Jagdip Singh and Harprit Singh committed rape upon her turn by turn while Jaspal Kaur caught her from hair when Jagdip Singh was committing rape and Harprit Singh sat at guard with a naked sward and when Harprit Singh raped her then Jagdip Singh threatened her with a sward. She was also hit with the butt of the gun. After the incident, she is said to have gone to bus stop at Dhaliwal and narrated the whole story to her husband and Darshan Singh, who was standing there.

In her statement recorded under Section 164 of the Cr.P.C., the prosecutrix stated that she was beaten up mercilessly and strangulated and was left for dead.

Darkness had fallen by the time the offence had been
completed and thereafter, she reached the police station and then to the bus stop where her husband was present.

When one is to examine the allegations in the complaint, then curious aspects of the case cry out for an answer.

When the F.I.R./ complaint was initiated by appellant no.1-
Daljit Singh in the first instance against the prosecutrix, then what could be the reason for him and other accused persons to come to her house in search for a compromise.

When the shoe ought to have been on the other foot, i.e.,
the prosecutrix as the aggrieved person with the accused at the receiving end of the complaint should have been the initiator of the talks of the compromise and not the other way around. Even if that were to be ignored, why would her husband permit her to board the jeep at 6.30 P.M. in the evening and permit her to go with the persons, who were ostensibly her tormentors. Thirdly, if the husband had been apprised of her brutal experience immediately after the incident in the presence of a friend, then why is it that no serious effort was made by both of them to lodge an F.I.R. with the police.

The only explanation given is that on the day in question, the Station House Officer was not present and they were asked to come back on the next day when no action was taken.

The conduct and the explanation belies the conduct of a woman who has been brutalized and the husband, who has been wronged in such a manner.

The alleged friend of the husband of the prosecutrix, namely, Darshan Singh, in whose presence the story was blurted out by the prosecutrix, has also not been examined.

The medical testimony of PW8-Dr.Artinder Kaur Dhillon
reveals that the prosecutrix had not suffered any injury except marks of abrasions on her sternum which were one day old, whereas the incident concededly had taken place five days prior to her medical examination.

PW8 also opined that the abrasions could be suffered by a friendly hand.

There were no injuries on her back or marks on her neck because she had stated that she had been strangulated and left for dead. The traces of semen were, however, found by the Chemical Examiner in the vaginal swabs,but,
one cannot lose sight of the fact that the prosecutrix is a married woman and the medical examination was done after five days of the alleged incident.

The semen was not connected by way of any evidence to the appellants and in any eventuality, she is said to have bathed and cleaned herself during this intervening period.

Hence, not only this statement of the prosecutrix is entirely uninspiring, but there is failing corroborative evidence which does not conclusively establishes the culpability of the appellants.

The prosecution has also not recovered the weapons which were allegedly used to threaten and silence the prosecution into submission.

Jaspal Kaur, who was the daughter of appellant-Daljit Singh was also assigned active role during the commission of offence which has been disbelieved by the trial Court and she has been acquitted.

For the reasons recorded above, this Court is of the opinion that the allegations against the appellants as flowing from the complaint are merely stemming from the machinations of the diabolical mind and are not a truthful reflection of a woman wronged.

Hence, the appeal is accepted, the impugned judgment is set aside and the appellants are acquitted of the charges framed against them.

( Mahesh Grover )
Judge

Khalsa college Amritsar accorded star status: Majithia

Chandigarh, Jan 24 The Union Government has accorded Star Status to Khalsa College, Amritsar- one of India s most prestigious educational institutions, Science, Technology and Public Relations Minsiter, Bikram Singh Majithia said today.

He said that the college would be provided assistance by the Department of Science and technology, Union Government for upgrading its infrastructure for furthering science education.

Council strives to make Khalsa College a varsity

Amritsar, December 16, 2008
Even as the union government has decided to establish a world-class university here besides granting the Central university status to one of the universities in Punjab, the Khalsa College Governing Council has stepped up efforts to turn the century-old historic college into a university.

Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, honorary secretary of the council, said here today that the council was awaiting nod from the government for the purpose. He added that after receiving the approval they would formulate an Act for the final disposal by the government.

Meanwhile, Satyajit Singh Majithia, president of the governing council, at a press conference here today, said the college management had decided to open a degree college in village Chavinda Devi in the Majitha constituency offering IT courses along with commerce and arts degree-level courses. Among other major decisions, the historic Khalsa College had also decided to start professional and career-oriented courses at its various branches.

Expressing concern over the deteriorating standards in higher education as one of the private universities in Jalandhar had been allowed to admit students after matriculation, he urged the government that other institutions should either be allowed a level-playing field or it should ban admission in private universities after matriculation.

He said this anomaly had landed the government and aided institutions in financial dilemma. These institutions were already reeling under severe resource crunch due to delay and non-receipt of grant in aid. He said the government owed more than Rs 10 crore to the college for the past several months. The college authorities had already shot a letter to the Governor and the Chancellor of the universities to take corrective measures.

Majithia said the government must allow fresh recruitments in various teaching faculties, which had been frozen by the government on pretext of financial crunch. He said the education was in a mess as more than 50 per cent of the posts of lecturer were lying vacant though new IT and professional courses had been introduced.

Among others new projects being launched by the Khalsa College Management Society include opening a college of pharmacy, college of physical education besides starting GNM, BSc and MSc in nursing at the College of Nursing.

The college also plans to introduce MBA and B.Tech classes at its Ranjit Avenue campus. The college has ambitious plans to start new courses, including MBA and MCA at its campus in Mohali, besides launching the training and coaching classes for civil services competitions.

102nd Annual Convocation of Khalsa College, Amritsar

Vijender Jain, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court says:
The Indian Judicial System is most independent and fair judicial system in the world

AMRITSAR, MARCH 23, 2008

The Indian Judicial System is most independent and fair judicial system in the world, vociferously claimed Justice Vijender Jain, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Justice Jain was talking to media persons after the 102nd Annual Convocation of Khalsa College, Amritsar.

Replying to a query posed by media persons, Justice Jain said that Judicial System of India is the strongest pillar of our democracy; the political parties in Punjab are not interfering and can not interfere with the working of Judiciary. He clarified that each person or party is free to file any case at any point of time but Judiciary gives the decision solely on basis of witnesses and evidences.

On being asked about the huge pendency of court cases in Punjab, Justice Jain said that nearly 6 lac cases are pending in various courts of Punjab and there are 280 Judicial Officers to cater to them. Giving statistics he said in America there are 117 Judicial Officers for one million population, in U.K. 80 Judicial Officers for the same population and in India just 17 Officers, so the delay is inevident.

Hon ble Supreme Court is fully abrest of the situation and to deliver speedy and cost effective justice, Supreme Court of India has directed to initiate Permanent Recruitment Policy for Judicial Officers, said he. Elaborating the matter, Chief Justice said that as per this policy new Judicial posts and supporting infrastructure is to be provided by the State Governments. Lauding the role of Punjab Government, Justice Jain said that Punjab Government has given Rs. 35 crore for the same and another 10 crore have been provided by the Centre Government so in the days to come ample Judicial Officers will be recruited. As far now, 37 Judicial Officers were recruited last year and 49 other have been recruited in March, 08. These officials are under going training at Judicial Academy and as and when they are absorbed in the mechanism the results will be seen and felt by all.

Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court in yet another revelation told the media persons that he has directed all the courts of Punjab and Haryana to settle the criminal cases pending since past ten years or more within a year and all the criminal cases lying pending for five years are to be settled in the coming two years. He informed that Haryana has already cleared the pendency of 10 year old criminal cases and hopefully Punjab would also clear the backlog by August,08.

Earlier, Justice Vijender Jain conferred degrees upon 392 students of Post Graduate and Professional Degree Classes.

Delivering the convocation address, Justice Jain advised the students to receive their degrees with a sense of pride but use it as a stepping stone for further achievements. He said, "Degree should carry with it a sense of responsibility to make you humble law abiding citizens." Stressing on the need for human resource development, he cited the example of China saying that 81% youth of China contribute in development of the nation whereas in India just 52% youth make a positive contribution in nation building.

Lauding the role of Khalsa College in the field of education, Justice Jain said that Khalsa College is the epitome of learning since1892 and has carved a niche for itself in the field of progressive education. It has a track record of being the Alma Mater of scores of sportsmen of International and National repute.

Earlier,the Chief Justice and the other guests were accorded a warm welcome by S. Satyajit Singh Majithia, President, Khalsa College Management Committee. He proudly announced that new courses including five year degree course in law would be commenced in the new academic session. He also said that a college of Pharmacy, a Technical Institute and a Girls College in Chawinda Devi area would soon be set up.

Mr. H.S. Mattewal, Advocate General, Punjab blessed the students to follow the path of secularism and shun all differences of caste, creed, race etc. He expressed concern over the deteriorating moral and ethical values and hoped that the students will contribute positively towards the upliftment of society. Mr. Mattewal announced a grant of Rs. 10 lac for Khalsa College on behalf of S. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab.

Justice Ashutosh Mohunta awarded Medals to the students who bagged positions at University level.

Dr. Daljit Singh, Principal, Khalsa College, Amritsar presented the annual report of the College, highlighting the activities and achievements of the College during the session 2007-08.

Mr. Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, Honorary Secretary, Khalsa College Management Committee presented the vote of thanks.

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Khalsa College Amritsar which has successfully completed one hundred years of its existence has over this period carved for itself a unique niche on the educational map of the country.The high administrative acumen, unflagging zeal and sincerity of purpose of the teachers has steered the college to attain high academic laurels .

The History of the college is practically the history of renaissance among the Sikhs .There is hardly any eminent educated Sikhs of the other generation who had not at one time or the other been connected with this reputed institution.

The flickering torch of religious, social and political life among the Sikhs that was becoming dimmer and dimmer after the fall of the Sikh empire has not only been kept burring by this college but it has also contributed a lot to spread Knowledge, even to the remotest parts of the country. The Institution has a big hand in elevating the community to its present enviable position in the field of education and social uplift .With the establishment of the college in 1892, began a movement for the education of Sikh boys and girls on an extensive scale .

The main objective of the college was to spread amongst the Sikhs modern education on western lines, so that they were kept abreast of the times. The avowed aim of its founding fathers was the eradication of ignorance, illiteracy and pernicious social evils bedewelling the Indian society through the spread of enlightened, progressive and value-oriented education in the fields of humanities, agriculture and science and technology. Propagation of Sikh cultural heritage and promotion of Punjabi language were its other professed goals.

Although the stress was laid on moulding and reshaping Punjab Youth according to the Sikh ideals, Khalsa College has always maintained a secular stance and outlook ever since its inception. This is borne out by fact that students of all castes and creeds have always been on the rolls of the college. The secular stance was maintained even at a time when terrorism was at its peak in the State.

The majestic and stately building of the College is a fine specimen of architecture. The layout plan of the splendid building was prepared by S.Ram Singh, Vice- Principal, Mayo School of Arts, Lahore and the construction was carried out under the supervision of a reputed engineer, Dharam Singh, The establishment of the College was a result of joint efforts of various intellectuals and princes of the chief sects of Sikhs, who wanted to give a new direction to education.


NAAC report of Khalsa College

Section 1 : Preface

The Khalsa College, Amritsar volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), by presenting a self study report. A peer team consisting of Prof. K L Kamal, former Vice-Chancellor University of Rajasthan as Chairperson, Prof. H K Bajaj, Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Dr K K Tandon, Deputy Director (Colleges), Office of Higher Education Commissioner, Governement of Haryana and Dr Usha Mukundan, Vice Principal, Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College, Mumbai as members was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the self study report. The team visited the institution for three days from 16th July to 18th , July, 2003. Dr Latha Pillai coordinated the visit on behalf of the NAAC.

The Khalsa College, affiliated to the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar was established in 1892. It has an impressive heritage building situated in a beautiful campus covering a total area of 300 acres. The student strength of the college is 3581 of which 2176 are in undergraduate courses, 636 in postgraduate courses, 120 in PG diploma and 649 in self financing courses. The college offers 32 academic programs of which 16 are undergraduate, one certificate course, 02 PG Diploma, 14 postgraduate programs. The institution has UGC recognition under sections 2f and 12B.

The college has a qualified teaching faculty strength of 135. There are 140 members on the non-teaching staff. The college is having 17 teaching departments. These are Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Computer Science, English, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Punjabi, History, Hindi, Physical Education & Divinity, Commerce, Agriculture, Food and Science & Technology and Physiotherapy.

The peer team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were seen. The peer team also interacted at length with the Governing Body, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has made the assessment of the institution in totality.

SECTION II : CRITERION- WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION 1 : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Khalsa College, Amritsar, affiliate of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar is a co-educational College, established in March, 1892. The Guru Nanak Dev University Act does not provide for an autonomous status. Hence it follows the courses of study designed by the University and annual system of academic work. Ever since its inception, the College has been taking lead in starting new courses in Humanities, Agriculture, Commerce, Science and Technology. It has been updating its teaching programme, adding vocational courses, keeping in mind the cherished goal of its founding fathers. The College offers 32 programmes: 16 U.G. Programmes, 14 P.G. Programmes and 02 P.G. Diplomas. The programmes include 9 vocational courses catering to the modern societal needs. However, the wide choice of subjects in elective subjects and non core options are marginally limited because the syllabi have to be followed rigidly. In vocational courses more than 50% students are female and male students dominate in UG courses but in P.G. Diploma and P.G. Classes female students outnumber the male students.. The College runs P.G. Diploma in Computer Application and P.G. Diploma in E-Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Food Science Technology and Department of Physiotherapy are the unique features of this College. The College also provides a number of support services to farmers, villagers and the community at a large. Since its inception the mission of the College has been to provide higher education. Within this frame work the College has re-formulated its goals and objectives for 21st century with focus on transformative education in the context of globalization. The College strives to achieve excellence in education. The College has introduced a number of employment oriented courses during the last decade. A large number of elective options are offered as per university norms.

The department of Agriculture has done a commendable job in the past. Keeping in view the changing agriculture scenario, it is felt that the college may approach the University for updating U.G. & P.G. curriculum in light of recommendations and policies of Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

CRITERION II : Teaching- Learning and Evaluation.
The students are admitted on the basis of academic record and special entrance tests. The U.G. students are placed in groups on the basis of performance in class tests, assignments and house tests. Special arrangements for sports and athletes are made. They are also given financial assistance. There is Scholars’ club and toppers from all classes are its members.

At the beginning of the academic session schedule of work for the session is prepared and maintained by each staff member, reviewed by Head of the Department and Principal. The syllabi is unitized term-wise and periodic review ensures that syllabus is covered as per plan. The internal assessment ensures that the regular teaching takes place. Besides lecture method, there is interactive learning through discussion sessions, group work and audio-visual methods. There exists central media facility to prepare audio visuals and other teaching aids. The students are taken to field trips and museums. This enables the students to communicate the knowledge acquired through books by real life experience. Attendance is taken to ensure commitment among students. Class room tests are regular feature. Record of attendance of students and house tests results are communicated to the students. The parents are also informed about attendance and results of students. The students are provided necessary information about evaluation methods in the beginning of the academic session.

The College has freedom to employ ad-hoc staff. More than 20% teaching is done by temporary teachers. There is no system of students evaluating the teachers nor an institutional mechanism for appraisal of teachers. Seminars, workshops, conferences are organized for students and faculty. Lecturers are encouraged to undertake research leading to PhD Degree. Financial assistance is also provided for Research Projects. College has 139 permanent faculty members and 35 ad-hoc teachers; 55 Ph.D., 24 M.Phil and 46 Post Graduate. Around 25% of the staff is engaged actively in research. The College claimed that Department of Agriculture has played a significant role in bringing green revolution in Punjab. A large number of agriculture scientists and sportsmen have risen to key positions at national and international level. The Institution has a well conceived plan for monitoring students progress. Remedial classes for sportsmen and athletes are organized. The College has a Scholars’ Club. The lecture method of teaching is supplemented by taking students for field trips and industrial visit. Some of the P.G. Departments have their own libraries. However the team feels that the ratio of permanent teachers to temporary teacher is 4:1. The College follows the UGC directive of 180 teaching days in its academic session. It is suggested that there can be a greater participation of teachers in seminars in view of the P.G. teaching. The College can think of augmenting courses in view of the growing service sector like B.Sc Food and textile, and IT courses. The College can organize computer training for teaching and non-teaching staff to make use of the available infrastructure. The lecture method of teaching could be supplemented with modern computer based teaching aids.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college does not offer research programme leading to M.Phil and Ph.D. except that 2 Ph.D. students are registered in Department of Agriculture. Students of M Sc Agriculture are required to submit dissertation in partial fulfilment for award of degree. The college may approach National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi for getting the germplasm of the newly developed varieties registered. The research work done by this department is appreciated by the team. The Sikh History Department has made a major contribution in preserving and propagating the Sikh history. The library is extremely well maintained and the efforts taken by the Department in maintaining the rich heritage and culture is highly appreciated. The department has also been publishing books and the collections are being used by researcher in India and abroad. A number of teachers from the Department of Punjabi have also published books and articles.

The teachers are encouraged to undertake research. Few research projects are in progress. About 40% of the faculty have Doctorate and some of the teachers are engaged in research and publish research papers in journals, newspapers and also have published books. The teachers are also encouraged to do Ph.D. research work on part time basis. Some faculty members have been invited to present papers in seminars. However, there is need to motivate more teachers to take up research projects and attract funding from agencies like UGC, CSIR, DST, DBT and ICAR. This will not only enrich the faculty but will also be of immense help to the student community.

The College offers consultancy service to farmers and also runs a veterinary hospital. This effort is appreciated. The students and teachers undertake extension activities along with Government organizations as well as independently. There is scope for further utilization of students potential for extension activities and outreach program specially in food processing.

Department of Physiotherapy holds camps in villages on regular basis. The department provides free services to the locals and service to the community.

The college has four wings of the NCC which is involved in various extension programs. The students are motivated to join the defence services as a result the college has contributed richly to the defence services of the country.

Criterion IV- Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Since its inception in 1892 the college has continuously expanded its infra-structural facilities, multi-storeyed building, library, laboratories, staff quarters, Cricket grounds, swimming pool, etc. Vast and well maintained sports grounds and well developed lawns are the special features of the college campus. The college still intends to expand the physical infrastructure. The funds for the building have come from Management, UGC grants, donation, fees from Self Financing Courses. The managements provides funds for the maintenance of college building and grounds. There is a full time maintenance crew. It is worth appreciating that college has organized voluntary service (Kar Seva) for repairs. The academic facilities and that of the auditorium, cricket ground are also used by rotary club, schools and other organization in the area on nominal payment basis.

The campus is spread over 300 acres, is beautiful and surrounded by greenery. There is open excess system in library. Book bank facilities are also available for the needy. The computerization of library is in progress and provides reprography, computers, internet, and audio visual cassettes, cinema projector etc. Besides a central computer facility, 8 departments have computers of their own. The computers are maintained by the system administer. There is a common instruments room which is used by all the science departments. Sports club encourages and promotes sporting and athletic activities in the college. Free education, free hostel accommodation and free meals are given to sports persons. Scholarships are also available to outstanding sports persons. The college has two girls and 4 boys hostels with a capacity of about 225 students in each. The hostel inculcates cooperative living, team work and discipline. Accommodation is also available for teaching staff and there are 125 staff quarters. Some departments are connected with telephones. The college has health centre, testing lab for students and staff. Group insurance scheme for the staff has been in existence for the last 15 years and students have been covered under accidental insurance plan from the year 2003. Free education, hostel accommodation and free meals are given to sports persons. Scholarships are also available for outstanding sportspersons.

The college has an impressive participation of students at National & International level sports activities. It has a vast and well maintained play ground.

Criterion-V Student Support and Progression
Barring a few, the college has high percentage of passes including a number of ranks in the university examinations. Since the aim of the college is to impart modern education, from time to time new courses have been added. The college collects feed back informally from the students so as to improve academic atmosphere and infrastructural facilities. The college publishes an updated prospectus annually which keeps prospective students informed of various programmes offered by the college. Financial aid is provided to the needy as well as meritorious students worth an amount of Rs. 3.6 lacs. The teachers also guide the students about employment possibilities. The alumni of the college maintained an active link with their alma-meter. The college invites 8-10 distinguished old Khalsa College students and honours them every year. The old students association can play a major role in mobilizing resources. Extra-curricular and sports departments give ample support to students to develop their leadership and management skills. Adequate educational and leisure time facilities are available to students. They include indoor and out-door games, nature club, debate club, audio-video facilities, dance and music competition, workshop and other activities conducted by various clubs. These facilities need to be further strengthened in view of students demand.

The college has recently established a placement office. Its functions and working need to be formalized and strengthened. The college has a clear mission which is pursued vigorously and indication of this is the large number of eminent alumni to have contributed significantly at the National and International level. There is also a need for a formal counselling cell with a professional counselor. The college can organize career fairs which will benefit the students of this and nearby colleges.

Criterion VI Organisation and Management
Khalsa College is governed by Khalsa College Society. The governing council analyses the working of the college and provides directions for the long-term and short-term activities for the college. Internal co-ordination and monitoring of the college is done by the Principal, Vice Principal, Registrar, Controller of Exams, Bursar, Deans and Heads of Departments. The college has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The office staff has been trained for the use of computers. It is suggested that the grievance redressal cell be formalized. Loans from CPF, banks and mutual aids funds are made available in times of need. There is an internal audit mechanism in the college. The college undertakes various welfare programmes for the community.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The peer team has identified a few unique features which enhance the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows:

*The college is one of the oldest in the country and has started self-financing courses in emerging areas for the students.

*Value based education is being imparted to the students.

*Excellence in sports.

*Service to Nation by motivating students to join defence forces.

*Group insurance for teaching and non teaching staff.

*The campus maintenance and discipline are praiseworthy.

*The college gives free education, lodging and boarding to meritorious sports persons which is highly appreciated.

*The college motivates students to participate in social services like organization of blood donation camps and free medical camps for the villagers

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The peer team, after going through the self-study report and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities, is very impressed by the progress of the Khalsa College in pursuing the projected goal of the institution. Khalsa College is a heritage institution having a huge campus and rich infrastructure facilities. The institution has great potential which needs to be developed in line with the global challenges.

The peer team considers that there are a number of features in the approach of Khalsa College towards quality assurance and standards which it commends and has some suggestions which will further enhance the quality of education being imparted in this institution.

Inspite of all odds and challenges, turbulence on the border and in the State it is really commendable that this institution has maintained its secular character. The management is cooperative, the Principal is dynamic and the faculty is committed. It really augurs well that the management, College administration and the teachers are working with a sense of dedication and vision. The students are well- disciplined and feel happy in their surroundings. The parents also have appreciation for the College. Some of the departments are doing well but particular mention may be made of the Agriculture Department, Food Science & Technology, Extension Wing of Agriculture, Dairy. The Sikh History Research Centre has also preserved the valuable manuscripts. Achievements in the field of sports and games are really praiseworthy.

Suggestions :
*Formal institutional mechanism be evolved to evaluate the faculty.

*Mechanism to get feed-back from the students be evolved and strengthened.

*Hindi Department remains neglected, serious efforts be made to popularize and develop the department.

*Each P.G. Department should have a departmental library and also computers.

*Girls should be encouraged to participate in sports, games, NCC and other activities and adequate facilities may be provided.

*Opportunities for students to develop in the area of Fine Arts may be given attention.

*Placement Cell seems which is in an infant stage, should be developed under the supervision of a permanent placement officer.

*An Advisory Bureau to help the students in choosing their career be established.

*Library should remain open for longer hours and more books particularly of latest editions be added.

*Since P.G. Departments have come into existence there is greater need of research. Serious efforts be made to promote fundamental and applied research in various departments.

*The College has rich infrastructure facilities to host national and even international seminars.

*The Staff Club should organize seminars, discussions on topics of mutual interest fortnightly.

*Extension lectures be organized.

*Faculty may be provided opportunity to attend National/International Seminars/Conferences for greater exposure.

*Efforts be made to start M.Phil classes, if rules permit.

*Inter-disciplinary academic activities be encouraged.

*There is need to encourage a teaching department for exploring possibilities of obtaining funds from UGC, ICSSR, ICHR, ICCR, DBT, DST and other funding agencies.

The peer team wishes the college all the best in its endeavor to become a Centre of excellence. The peer team places on record its appreciations, for the excellent co-operation, warmth and hospitality extended for the successful completion of its task by the College authorities.

Prof. K L Kamal
Chairperson

Dr. K K Tandon
Member

Prof. H K Bajaj
Member

Dr. Usha Mukundan
Member

I agree with the observations and comments made in the report.

Shah Rukh Khan caught smoking in Khalsa College

September 10, 2008:
As the ban on smoking in public places comes into effect from October 2, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan looks set for another run-in with Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss who had earlier asked him to desist from smoking on screen. This time, King Khan is in a bit of a spot — the Health Ministry, taking note of a Punjab government complaint that he was smoking on the Khalsa College campus in Amritsar during the shoot of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, has directed state health authorities to issue Khan a notice.

The Ministry has also asked Mumbai-based NGOs to send leaflets on the ill-effects of smoking to Khan's home everyday. The idea is to make him quit smoking.

'If he doesn't understand the hard way, he should be taught a lesson via Gandhigiri, the way Sanjay Dutt did to Boman Irani in Lage Raho Munna Bhai. This is also the way to approach his wife and son who, after seeing these leaflets, may ask him to quit smoking,' a senior Ministry official told The Indian Express.

Punjab health authorities have decided to send Khan a notice for violating the law which prohibits a person from smoking in a public place and at an educational institute. Officials said the fine of Rs 200 was hardly a deterrent, so it was 'a good idea' to send him literature on the dangers of smoking and 'may work'.

In February this year, Khan, reacting to Ramadoss's advice to him not to smoke on screen, said he was impressed with the minister's concern about public health. 'I am very impressed with the fact that he wants me not to smoke. I too want to quit smoking in real life.' But defending smoking scenes on screen, he said the depiction of such habits was just a part of the character.

'I want to tell you on behalf of every actor, director and producer that anything negative in movies like fighting, firing, smoking, drinking and rapes are not for their glorification, but they are a part of characters. Films can't be all about good things,' he said.

Denying reports that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was found smoking on the campus of a Sikh institution in Amritsar, the Punjab government Thursday said it knew nothing about the matter and had not complained about it to the union health ministry.'No report had been sent by the Punjab government to the union health ministry,' Punjab's Health Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla told IANS.

'I don't know where these reports are coming from. We have not filed any complaint (against Khan). I have again just checked up with the health director. I cannot even say anything about whether he smoked there or not,' Chawla said.

Reports in a section of the media Thursday said the union health ministry, following a Punjab government complaint against the actor's smoking in the Khalsa College, had issued notice to him.

College functionaries, who did not want to be identified, said they were shown a picture of the superstar smoking but were not sure if the campus in the background was of their college.

'We pointed out that the photograph did not look like that of the college. We have nothing more to say on this,' a functionary said.

Despite the reports, no Sikh organization in Amritsar or elsewhere in Punjab has protested against Khan's alelged act. Smoking is prohibited in the Sikh religion and also in all Sikh institutions.

Khan has been shooting in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar for the Hindi film 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi'.



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