US court summons DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK

  • HT Correspondent, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 13, 2015 08:36 IST

A US court has issued summons to Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK after two people -- Harjit Singh and Janki Kaur -- approached it, alleging that they were harassed at the behest of GK.

The summons were issued by the US federal court in New York on Friday after Harjit Singh, who claimed that he was a former ally of GK, alleged that he was threatened by the police at the behest of GK in the 2013 poll in order to support GK.

Kaur, a widow of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, had alleged that she was harassed in front of GK when she went to claim compensation, though it was eventually approved.

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a lawyer from 'Sikhs for Justice', pleading the case, gave a 14-page complaint against GK to the court. "Since GK enjoys the patronage of the SAD, which is an ally of the ruling BJP in the Government of India, the victims were forced to approach the US federal court for justice," Pannun told the court.

Meanwhile, the DSGMC president, also president of the Delhi unit of the SAD, is on a tour to the US as part of a SAD delegation, where he addressed meetings of NRIs in New York and New Jersey on Saturday. He would also address a series of meetings in Washington and Maryland and other parts of the US. He is accompanying Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra and DSGMC general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

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