Patiala: A special CBI court in Patiala on Friday awarded five years imprisonment to the Punjab minister Bibi Jagir Kaur for conspiring forcible abduction, kidnapping and wrongful confinement of her daughter and forcing her for abortion 12 years back. However, the court acquitted the minister of the murder charge.


Kaur, a former President of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) has also been fined Rs 5,000 by the special CBI court.

Kaur, who was present in the court of special CBI judge Balbir Singh, was immediately taken into judicial custody for being sent to the Central Jail at Patiala. She broke down immediately after her sentence was announced.

Three others Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi, Paramjit Singh Raipur and Nishan Singh were also convicted under section 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy). The three were fined Rs 5,000 each.

Another accused Satya Devi was acquitted of all charges while another accused Sanjiv Kumar died during the trial.

JPN/Agencies