Punjab Minister Kanwaljit Singh to be cremated today

March 30th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Chandigarh, Mar 30 (ANI): Punjab Cooperation Minister Kanwaljit Singh, who was killed in a road accident on Sunday, would be cremated today at Chandigarh Sector 25 cremation ground at 2 p.m.

In the honour of Singh, the Punjab Government has announced a three-day state mourning. All the state government offices would remain closed today as a mark of respect to the 67-year old Shiromani Akali Dal leader.

Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, who returned to the state capital after campaigning in Bathinda parliamentary constituency, convened an emergency cabinet meeting to mourn the tragic demise of Singh.

The state government has ordered a magisterial probe into the accident.

Singh, along with his two companions was critically injured on Sunday, when the car in which he was travelling was rammed by two trucks in Kharar near Chandigarh.

The driver of the killer truck is absconding.”The car was hit by truck and it skidded. A second truck which was following the first one also crashed into the car which overturned,” Kharar city’s Station House Officer Dalbir Singh said. Singh, who represents Banur Assembly seat was going to Chandigarh from Ludhiana to attend an election meeting. He was rushed PGIMER hospital in a critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries soon after.

According to the model code of conduct, Singh was using a private car and had only one pilot vehicle ahead of his car. He was sitting in the front seat of his car along with driver Jasbir Singh. There was one more person sitting in the back seat. (ANI)


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