Gurdaspur: After 36-hour deadlock, police e book Sena chief
Gurdaspur, November 16
After a 36-hour-long deadlock, the police booked state Shiv Sena chief Harvinder Soni following a protest staged by Nihangs in entrance of the SSP workplace in search of the registration of an FIR beneath part 295-A (hurting non secular sentiments).
The impasse was damaged after SSP Deepak Hilori had opened totally different channels of negotiations with the protesters.
Conserving in view the stubbornness displayed by the protesters, some in a single day again channel diplomacy by senior officers on the SSP’s behest additionally got here in useful. This was evident when yesterday the Nihangs had proclaimed their defiance by saying “For us, it’s now or by no means”. Nonetheless, as we speak they have been delicate and have been open to confabulations even with junior officers.
A number of days in the past, Soni, who has been given a 10-man round the clock safety by the cops ever since he confronted a murderous assault in 2015, had brazenly ridiculed the Sikh neighborhood in a video, angering many radical organisations.
Sources say the FIR would have been registered yesterday itself however for the truth that Sudhir Soni’s bhog ceremony was to be held as we speak at Amritsar. “His arrest, if carried out yesterday, would have acted as a set off on the bhog the place Hindu leaders have been current in a giant method,” mentioned an officer.
The Nihangs determined to spend the evening on the web site itself. When ration shares began arriving from close by locations, it was clear that the police could be in for an extended haul if the problem was not resolved on the earliest.
Toofan Singh, a Nihang chief, and others of his ilk have been ready to remain on the web site for the subsequent 30 days “and had come ready accordingly”.
“We’re fighters of the Guru and know wage a battle until it’s gained,” he mentioned.
The day was not with out drama. The Nihangs reacted angrily when some leaders of SAD (Mann) arrived and tried to hog the limelight following which the latter distanced themselves from the proceedings.
Soni had ‘ridiculed’ neighborhood
A number of days in the past, state Shiv Sena chief Harvinder Soni had brazenly ‘ridiculed’ the Sikh neighborhood in a video, angering many radical organisations.