About a year after when the Supreme Court rejecting the petition for commuting death sentence in to life imprisonment of Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar had shocked the residents, the scene was completely different in Bhullar’s native village Dialpura Bhai Ka near Bathinda on Monday.
The news of commuting Bhullar’s death sentence to life imprisonment by Supreme Court on Monday erupted joy and celebrations among the family members and residents in his native village.
The joyous family members and residents after receiving the news of commuting of death sentence, gathered in a Guruduwara in the village and distributed sweets and busted crackers.
The residents accompanied by Bhullar’s family members opened the gate of locked house of family in the village as no immediate relative of Bhullar resides in village. Later, the villagers assembled in the house and danced on traditional Punjabi dhol and busted crackers.
Bhullar’s cousin brother Mukhtiar Singh whose leg has also been mutilated after the torture inflicted on him said that the whole of the village was feeling happy after the decisions. Thanking apex court and the central government for the decision he said that the family’s wish now is that Bhullar should be released from the jail so that he could live a normal life after joining the family.
Mukhtiar said that family and village residents were shocked when Supreme Court April last year had rejected the appeal but we had not lost the hope and the family struggled hard after this, so the joy and happiness after this verdict is obvious for us.
He told that Bhullar’s wife Navneet Kaur who lives in Vancouver in Canada too is in Delhi. Recalling the memories about Bhullar Mukhtiar said that he was a brilliant student of mechanical engineering in a college in Ludhiana.
Religious leader Baba Hardeep Singh who had also reached the village expressed delight over the verdict and said that the struggle of family and the well wishers of Bhullar have brought results now but a big task of uniting Bhullar with his family is yet to be accomplished. He urged central government to work in direction of setting Bhullar free.