Amritsar, July 27
Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has demanded a judicial probe into the alleged misuse of the Illegal Actions Prevention Act (UAPA) by the police below which harmless Sikh youth “are being framed on frivolous grounds”. He directed the SGPC to combat a authorized battle for his or her launch.
The response got here after the relations of a Sikh youth, who had allegedly dedicated suicide in a Mohali gurdwara following his questioning by the NIA, right this moment met the Jathedar.
MLA Sukhpal Khaira led the delegation. He advised the Jathedar that within the garb of tackling the SFJ-sponsored Referendum 2020, excesses have been being perpetrated towards Sikhs.
He alleged that Lovepreet Singh (22) from Ratta Khera village ended his life after he was tortured by the NIA in Chandigarh on July 13. “There are scores of circumstances through which folks have been arrested. We urged the intervention of Akal Takht and demand a month-to-month pension of Rs 5,000 for affected households,” he stated.
The Jathedar stated: “Makes an attempt are being made to disturb peace within the state. Instances towards harmless Sikhs ought to be scrapped.” — TNS