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Akal Takht Jathedar forms panel for shifting Dibrugarh jail detainees

Akal Takht Jathedar forms panel for shifting Dibrugarh jail detainees

Family members of detainees at the Golden Temple complex.



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 6

The Akal Takht has constituted a sub-committee to take up the matter of shifting Dibrugarh (Assam) Central Jail detainees to Punjab.

The development has come in the backdrop of family members of detainees meeting Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh today.

Reports had surfaced that Amritpal Singh and nine others, charged under the National Security Act (NSA) and lodged in Dibrugarh jail, have been observing hunger strike from February 16, accusing jail authorities of infringing on their privacy by installing surveillance cameras in their barracks and bathrooms without their knowledge.

Their kin too have been observing a hunger strike since February 22 at Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple after their demand to shift the Dibrugarh detainees to Punjab jail was not met.

After the meeting, Jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh formed a sub-committee to coordinate with the state government and study the legal aspects of bringing the detainees to Punjab jail.

The sub-committee includes senior SGPC officials Additional secretary Gurinder Singh would be the coordinator of the sub-committee.

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