Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Prominent Gursikhs taken in Custody 28 March 2012

The following Gursikhs have been taken into custody by Punjab Police on 28 March 2012 following peaceful protests in support of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana:

Bhai Simranjit Singh Mann – SAD (A) President
Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu – SAD (Panthic ) President
Baba Baljit Singh Dadu Sahib Wale – Panthic Seva Lehar
Bhai  Harpal Singh Cheema – SAD (Panthic) Secretary General
Bhai Parmjit Singh Saholi - SAD (Independent) President
Bhai Gurdip Singh Gosha – Youth Akali Dal Delhi President
Bhai Gurinder Pal Singh Dhaola – Former Secretary General of SAD (A)
Bhai Jaswinder Singh Balia – SAD Delhi President
Bhai Gursavar Singh – SAD (A) State General Secretary
Bhai Jasveer Singh Kandoor -  SAD (Panthic) Secretary General

Three protest marches banned, crackdown against Panthic bodies
PTI | 11:03 PM,Mar 28,2012
in Punjab Chandigarh, March 28 (PTI) - In a major crackdown against radical Sikhs and their organisations, Punjab police tonight detained several leaders and activists and banned three protest marches to be held tomorrow in support of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convict in the Beant Singh assassination case. Punjab Police sources told PTI here tonight that those taken into custody include SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann, SAD Panthic secretary general Harpal Singh Cheema, president SAD (Independent) Parmjit Saholi and president Youth Akali Dal (Delhi) Gurdip Gosha. Among the others are former secretary general of SAD (A) Gurinder Pal Dhanola, chairman of Panthic Seva Lehar Baljit Singh Daduwal, president SAD (Panthic) Daljit Singh Bittu, president SAD (Delhi) Jaswinder Singh Balia and State General Secretary of SAD (A) Guru Savar Singh. The total number of persons apprehended so far as a preventive measure was not yet known, the sources said adding that the detention of the leaders and activists of these organisations have been made under Sections 107/151 (apprehension of breach of peace). The detentions were made from various districts, including Bathinda, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana and Amritsar. The sources said that the state has also banned three protest marches which the radical Sikhs and various Panthic organisations were scheduled to take out from three different Takhts located at Anandpur Sahab (Takht Keshgarh Sahab), Takht Damdama Sahab (Talwandi Sabo, Muktsar) and Amritsar (Akal Takht) tomorrow. The protest marches were to culminate outside the Central Jail at Patiala where Rajoana is lodged.(MORE) PTI AKA PL.