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SAD (A) activists detained, released after few hours

SAD (A) activists detained, released after few hours

SAD (Amritsar) leaders and workers under preventive custody at a police station in Amritsar.



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 4

On the call of the SAD (Amritsar) to stop trains across Punjab today, party activists, led by its national general secretary Upkar Singh Sandhu reached Devidaspura village railway gate near Mananwala toll plaza here today. Before they could reach the rail track, the police took them under the preventive custody. They were kept at the Cantonment police station for a few hours and released later.

Sandhu said party leaders and workers were protesting against the government for the release of Bandi Sikhs, shifting of Amritpal Singh, head of Waris Punjab De, and his supporters, lodged in Assam’s Dibrugarh jail to any jail of Punjab and acceptance of demands of the protesting farmers.

He asserted that unless the Central Government releases all Bandi Sikhs and accepted farmers’ demands, their struggle would continue.

Meanwhile in Tarn Taran, SAD (Amritsar) leaders condemned the police for its crackdown on party workers to prevent them from taking part in today’s ‘rail roko’ call to protest for demands of the Sikh community. Harpal Singh Bler, Harjit Singh Mianpur, Daljit Singh Heera, Balwant Singh Gopala and other party leaders said SAD (Amritsar) leaders had been pursuing their activities since Sunday.

They said the police conducted raids on houses of party leaders at night to prevent them from participating in today’s ‘rail roko’ call. They said despite this, party workers and leaders managed to take part in ‘rail roko’ at Devidaspura village on Monday in big numbers. They said no train was allowed to run. The leaders said they were detained by the Amritsar police and held captive at different police stations. They were released in the evening today.

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