Members of Sikh organisations, under the banner of Akal Students’ Federation (ASF), have threatened to intensify their protest in the coming days if police fail to arrest workers of Hindu Shiv Sena, who attacked a SAS Nagar-based man, Jaswinder Singh, in SBS Nagar on Friday.
Meanwhile, SBS Nagar police registered a case against unidentified Hindu Shiv Sena workers for hurting religious sentiments on the complaint of Jagroop Singh, who was also present during the scuffle in SBS Nagar on Friday.
Reportedly, on Friday, Jaswinder was making a video footage of Hindu Shiv Sena protesters, who were agitating on SBS Nagar-Chandigarh highway over death of the national president of the outfit, Abhishek Batta, in an accident. Jaswinder’s turban was removed in the scuffle.
Over 50 members of various Sikh organisations gathered at Nimwala Chowk here on Monday and demanded the arrest of Hindu Shiv Sena workers.
The protesters were initially planning to block national highway-1 to mark their protest but later cancelled it on the request of local administration.
After receiving information of the protest, Kapurthala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajinder Singh along with Phagwara additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Iqbal Singh Sandhu reached the spot and convinced the protesters to not block the highway.