Punjab’s radical preacher Amritpal Singh, who was on the centre of a large protest towards the arrest of his key aide, has blamed the Punjab Police for the violence in Amritsar on Thursday.
Often escorted by armed supporters, the unconventional preacher and Khalistan sympathiser has been energetic for a while in Punjab.
Mr Singh heads “Waris Punjab De”, a radical organisation began by actor and activist Deep Sidhu, who died in a street accident in February final 12 months.
He alleged the police filed a “false case” towards his aide Lovepreet Singh aka Toofan Singh, so he and tons of of “Waris Punjab De” supporters went to fulfill the police at Amritsar’s Ajnala, the place Lovepreet Singh was stored.
“The media is misrepresenting the entire concern. A false FIR (first data report) was filed towards Lovepreet Singh. The police stopped our automobiles earlier than they launched a lathi-charge,” Mr Singh instructed NDTV. “The violence would not have occurred if the police had not lathi-charged folks,” he added.
He denied allegations that he took refuge from police motion utilizing the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy e-book of Sikhs.
“Wherever we go, the palanquin of Guru Granth Sahib strikes forward,” Mr Singh mentioned.
“I went contained in the police station and instructed them to arrest me. A improper FIR was filed towards us. I had requested them to shut the FIR inside every week, after which I went to the police station,” Mr Singh mentioned.
On the Punjab Police’s deliberate motion towards them, Mr Singh mentioned the cycle of protest will repeat if the cops transfer in. He denied he is giving a risk. “Remember, we’re speaking a few pretend FIR,” Mr Singh mentioned, including the year-long protest by farmers towards the now scrapped farm legal guidelines is a working example.
His aide and kidnapping accused Lovepreet Singh walked out of a jail yesterday, following the protests by Waris Punjab De supporters.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann at present slammed Mr Singh over taking the holy e-book to the police station, saying the unconventional preacher’s argument is mindless. “Those who take the Guru Granth Sahib to a police station as a protect can’t be known as waris (inheritor) of Punjab and Punjabiyat in any method,” Mr Mann tweeted in Punjabi.