Gurdaspur: Nihangs lay siege to SSP workplace, ask police to file FIR towards expelled Sena chief

Gurdaspur: Nihangs lay siege to SSP workplace, ask police to file FIR towards expelled Sena chief

Tribune Information Service

Gurdaspur, November 15

Almost 100 Nihangs at the moment laid siege to the SSP workplace looking for an FIR towards ex-Punjab Shiv Sena (Thackeray) chief Harvinder Soni “for hurting the spiritual sentiments of the Sikhs.”

The protest was nonetheless happening with a group of senior officers, led by SSP Deepak Hilori, and the Nihangs engaged in hectic discussions.

Within the aftermath of the homicide of Hindu chief Sudhir Suri in Amritsar, a video of Soni’s speech through which he had mentioned that “there was a risk of one more Operation Bluestar happening” had gone viral.

In August 2015, a youth Kashmir Singh had fired bullets at Soni injuring him critically on the Fish Park in Gurdaspur. At the moment, he was the overall secretary of the Punjab Shiv Sena (Thackeray). Two years in the past, the All-India Shiv Sena (Thackeray), the father or mother organisation of its Punjab unit, had eliminated Soni from the occasion publish. “Right now, his membership, too, has been revoked,” mentioned Yog Raj, president of the Punjab Shiv Sena (Thackeray).

Sena leaders say his speech was simply geared toward getting his safety enhanced. At current, the state authorities has offered him a posse of 10 cops.

Since morning, SSP Hilori had opened a number of channels of negotiations with the Nihangs. Officers additionally impressed upon Soni the necessity to tender an apology, which he did. This, nevertheless, didn’t pacify the protestors who mentioned they might settle nothing lower than the cops reserving him beneath Part 295-A. This Part pertains to outraging the spiritual sentiments of any class or particular person.

Yog Raj mentioned: “Right now morning Anil Desia, MP and president of the all-India unit, has cancelled his membership. Neither the all-India unit nor its Punjab affiliate has something to do together with his utterances. What Soni mentioned towards the Sikh temple was blatantly mistaken. Sikhs are our brothers and like them we additionally maintain the Golden Temple in excessive esteem.”

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