Bhagat Singh terrorist remark: Manoranjan Kalia seeks FIR against Sangrur MP Simranjit Singh Mann : The Tribune India

Bhagat Singh terrorist remark: Manoranjan Kalia seeks FIR against Sangrur MP Simranjit Singh Mann

Bhagat Singh terrorist remark: Manoranjan Kalia seeks FIR against Sangrur MP Simranjit Singh Mann

Former cabinet minister Manoranjan Kalia and other BJP leaders celebrate the appointment of President Droupadi Murmu. Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 22

The BJP leader and former cabinet minister, Manoranjan Kalia, has written to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, demanding legal action against Sangrur MP and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann for his controversial remark where he referred to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as a “terrorist”. Questioning that AAP government’s silence on the issue even though the Chief Minister himself took oath at Bhagat Singh’s memorial and ancestral village of Khatkar Kalan, Kalia sought the immediate filing of an FIR against Simranjit Singh Mann.

In a letter to Bhagwant Mann, Kalia wrote, “Five days have passed since when Simranjit Singh Mann gave the said statement, there has been no legal action from your government. I may remind you that you have started your inning of Chief Ministership by taking oath at the memorial of Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh at Khatkhat Kalan on March 16, 2022. The gravity of the situation demanded that you and your government should have reacted immediately by ordering to register an FIR against Simranjit Singh Mann but unfortunately you and your government kept the fingers crossed. You and your government owe constitutional duty to take cognisance of anti-national statement of Simranjit Singh Mann immediately and to order the registration of FIR against Simranjit Singh Mann lest your silence means acquiesce.”

Kalia further wrote, “There is another issue lurking in public domain which need immediate attention is about the cold blooded murder of Nihangs in the firing incident at the historic Sarai Naga Gurdwara on April 11, 1979 at Faridkot where Simranjit Mann was SSP. It is pertinent to note that Simranjit Singh Mann, the then SSP Faridkot now MP has said Sarai Naga encounter was real, whereas Gurtej Singh, a former IAS officer retorted to Mann’s statement to be factually incorrect as per the statement published in English newspaper. I request you to constitute a commission of enquiry to dug up the truth and take action accordingly.”

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