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Kargil war veteran’s wife running from pillar to post for his release

Sameer Singh

Press Reporter News Service

Bathinda, October 16

In search of launch of her husband Balwinder Singh, a Kargil conflict veteran, who was allegedly assaulted and arrested by police throughout a BJP protest rally in Kolkata final week, Karamjit Kaur on Friday stated he was being “wrongfully detained” and she or he feared for his safety.    

Speaking to The Press Reporter over phone, Karamjit stated, “He has executed no hurt to anybody. I concern for his safety.”

“Within the garb of ongoing investigation, the West Bengal Police have illegally detained my husband whereas deliberate makes an attempt are being made to provide a political overtone to the matter,” she stated.

Karamjit alongside along with her 16-year-old son is working from pillar to submit for Balwinder’s launch. The duo even visited Kolkata lately to hunt justice for the retired Black Cat Commando.

“I couldn’t keep again at dwelling and determined to struggle the injustice,” stated Karamjit.

Accompanied by Manjinder Singh Sirsa, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Administration Committee, Karamjit met West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has assured them of justice.

Numerous Sikh organisations in West Bengal have additionally come out in help of Balwinder Singh and submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Balwinder who was serving as a private safety officer of West Bengal BJP chief Priyanshu Pandey was assaulted, his turban defiled, and later arrested by Kolkata Police for carrying a firearm in the course of the protest rally.

In video posted on a social media, Manjinder Singh Sirsa condemned the act of native police and “unsupportive” strategy of the WB Authorities within the matter.

He stated that they’d struggle towards the “injustice” tooth and nail and likewise claimed that that they had been in a position mobilise help for the discharge of Balwinder Singh and if the authorities involved didn’t relent, they’d be compelled to knock court docket’s door.    

Rupinder Singh, who accompanied Karamjit to Kolkata, stated, “Now we have been exploring each doable various for Balwinder’s launch.”

“We’re looking for help from all quarters to get strict punishment for police personnel who not solely beat him (Balwinder) but in addition defiled his turban and dragged him by his hair, thereby hurting the non secular sentiments of the Sikh group,” he stated. 

“The pistol carried by Balwinder was licensed however the West Bengal Police have utilized sturdy sections towards him which can lead to his sentencing for all times time,” Rupinder highlighted.

“We had sought time from West Bengal Chief Minister to hunt justice within the matter however didn’t get any response so we determined to satisfy the Governor of the state, and Manjinder Sirsa, president of the DSGMC, and different native Sikh organisations have prolonged help to us,” he added.

Condemning the act, Jaskaran Singh Sivian, president of the Gurmat Prachand Lehar – a Bathinda-based Sikh group, stated, “The incident has harm the non secular sentiments of Sikh group. We demand unbiased investigation and justice within the matter. Excessive-handedness of authorities towards minorities wouldn’t be tolerated.”

Balwinder’s father Gurtej Singh (71) stated, “Within the video circulated on social media, my son may clearly be seen urging them to not defile his turban however they did it thrice after which dragged him by his hair. Nothing may very well be extra shameful than that.”

“He stood for the id of Sikhs, now it’s time that the group stands united to make sure his protected and safe launch and strictest doable motion towards those that assaulted him,” he added.

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