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Singhu border lynching: Police remand of accused extended by two days

Chandigarh, October 23

A courtroom in Haryana’s Sonepat on Saturday prolonged by two days the police remand of the 4 males arrested in reference to the lynching of a Dalit labourer on the farmers’ protest web site on the Singhu border of Delhi.

Haryana Police had produced Sarabjit Singh, Narain Singh, Govindpreet Singh, and Bhagwant Singh earlier than the courtroom.

The courtroom prolonged the police remand of the 4 accused by two days, Sonepat Deputy Superintendent of Police Virender Singh mentioned over the telephone.

Sarabjit, who was produced in a courtroom on October 16, was despatched to seven-day police custody whereas the three others, had been remanded in six-day police custody.  Dalit labourer Lakhbir Singh was brutally killed final week and his physique was tied to a barricade on the Singhu border with a hand chopped off and a number of wounds brought on by sharp-edged weapons. 

The accused males had maintained that Lakhbir, who hailed from a village in Punjab’s Tarn Taran, was “punished” over alleged desecration of a holy e book.

Initially, Sarabjit Singh was arrested for the homicide. Later, Narain Singh, a key member of the Sikhs’ Nihang order, was held in Amritsar.

Govindpreet Singh and Bhagwant Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib had “surrendered” earlier than the Sonepat police. 

The Haryana Police had shaped two particular investigation groups in reference to the homicide incident.

One SIT had been shaped to hold out the general probe into the case and the second was constituted to research the movies of the incident, which had been circulating on social media. — PTI

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