Daduwal booked for assaulting granthi

  • HT Correspondent, None, Sirsa
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2015 21:47 IST

Sikh radical leader Baljeet Singh Daduwal was booked on Monday for allegedly assaulting the local gurdwara's granthi, Bagga Singh, in Odhan village on Sunday after the latter lodged a complaint against him.

In his complaint, Bagga said that Daduwal was at the gurdwara to participate in a religious function when he called him and alleged that he has been campaigning against Daduwal.

When Bagga denied this allegation, Daduwal allegedly started beating him up. Bagga raised alarm after which some villagers reached the spot to help him. Police reached the gurdwara and tried to restore the peace and took Daduwal away through the back gate of the Gurdwara.

After the incident the outrage spread in the villages.

On Monday evening, Bagga Singh along with some villagers led by Satkar Sabha president Sukhwinder Singh Khalsa reached the Odhan police station and lodged a complaint against Daduwal.

Khalsa and Bagga also met Sirsa's superintendent of police and demanded strict action against Daduwal.

Khalsa, who was a former ally of Daduwal, said that they have warned the district administration that if action is not initiated against Daduwal they will start an agitation in the district.

According to the sources, Daduwal had recently uploaded a photo of his son's birthday on social messenger application WhatsApp and Bagga had commented something on that photo, which upset Daduwal.

However, Daduwal has denied the allegations and said Bagga was lying an was only trying to draw attention as he has no following in the Sikh Sangat.

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