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Posted at: Feb 2, 2019, 7:22 AM; last updated: Feb 2, 2019, 7:22 AM (IST)

Sikh organisations to jointly contest Lok Sabha elections

Sikh organisations to jointly contest Lok Sabha elections
Panthic leaders address a press conference in Bathinda on Friday. Tribune photo: Pawan Sharma

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, February 1

Prominent Sikh organisations, which played a major role in the Bargadi morcha, headed by Dhian Singh Mand on Friday announced to jointly contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state.

Addressing a press conference, Gurdeep Singh and Jaskaran Singh lashed out against those who rebutted the success of the Bargadi morcha. They said the morcha had three main demands — to get all those persons involved in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege incident arrested, get the killer of the two Sikh martyrs of the Bargadi incident arrested and get those Sikh prisoners released who had completed their jail term a long time ago.

They claimed the morcha had remained successful on all these three demands as those involved in the sacrilege incident had been behind bars. A murder case had been registered against the accused who killed the two Sikhs and even former SSP Charanjit Sharma had been arrested. The SIT was trying to arrest another accused as well. Similarly, Sikh prisoner Dilbagh Singh had been released from the jail and the process to get other prisoners released was also under way.

Gurdeep Singh said the SIT, on the basis of the Justice Ranjit Singh commission report, summoned and interrogated former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, former home minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and former DGP Sumedh Saini. Now they expect the arrest of these three persons in the coming days. He demanded that along with the arrest of these three persons, the Dera Sacha Sauda chief should also be arrested.

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