news post by Tejpal/Sanjeev Rana on 23 Sep 2017,Saturday
Chandigarh :Acting on a directive from Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Police has set up a Special Investigative Team (SIT) under Inspector General (Crime) to probe the suspected murder of senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother.
Singh and his mother were found dead in their Mohali home and the police suspect they were killed for some unknown motive. While Singh, a former News Editor of the Indian Express, The Tribune and The Times of India in Chandigarh, was found with his throat slit, his mother was suspected to have been strangulated in their Phase 3B2 home.
Taking immediate cognizance of the crime, the Chief Minister called up state DGP Suresh Arora to set up a SIT for a thorough investigation into the case. The IG (Crime), under whom the SIT will function, has been asked to ensure that all leads are probed and the culprits are identified and nabbed at the earlier.
According to an official spokesperson, the Chief Minister has also directed the police to beef up security in the area and take steps to ensure the safety and security of the ordinary citizens of the state. Captain Amarinder reiterated his commitment to ensuring that law and order is maintained in Punjab at all costs.
The condolence meeting will be held at Chandigarh Press Club on Sunday at 1pm.
Jaswant Rana President : Chandigarh Press Club condemns the murder of Senior journalist KJ Singh, who was also the member of the club, and his 92-year-old mother Gursharan Kaur.
As per the information received Singh was found with his throat slit, while his mother, Gurcharan Kaur, is believed to have been strangled at their residence in Mohali today.
It was a horrific killing and the governing council of the club will be meeting the SSP Mohali today evening, to take up the case with top priority.
Singh was a former news editor of the Indian Express, The Tribune and The Times of India in Chandigarh.
KJ Singh is the third journalist to be killed in India within days of the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a Kannada journalist, and Shantanu Bhowmik, who was killed in Tripura earlier this week.