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Ajit Weekly's Jalandhar Office Raided Over Death Threat to K.P.S. Gill

Ajit Weekly is managed by the following: Vinny Bains, managing director, Darshan Singh, editor-in-chief, Kanwaljit Kaur, managing editor, and Kanwar (Suny) Bains, news editor.

The Tribune, Jalandhar, Feb. 23, 2005

Photo: Ajit Weekly's headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario

The district police today conducted a raid at the local office of Ajit Weekly, the newspaper that is published from New York, Toronto, Vancouver and England, for allegedly violating the Copyright Act.

Police sources maintained that they had found a certain objectionable news item, which was being outsourced to other countries. The sources maintained that the news item was related to a death threat to former Director-General of Police [D.G.P.], Punjab, and Indian Hockey Federation [I.H.F.] chief K.P.S. Gill.

The sources maintained that the raid was conducted after the police received a complaint from Canada that the newspaper office was violating the Copyright Act.

Mr. Sunny [Kanwar] Bains, news editor, told this correspondent over the phone from Canada that the newspaper had not violated any copyright in India as it was being printed abroad.