Dhadrianwale followers hold marches seeking CBI probe into Ludhiana attack

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 31, 2016 10:50 IST
Supporters of Bhupinder Singh Dhakki, who was killed in an attack on May 17, staging a protest demanding a CBI probe, in Ludhiana Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Supporters of Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale protested on Monday to ask for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to look into the May 17 murderous attack on him that killed one of his aides.

They handed over memorandums addressed to the President to the deputy commissioners at various places in Punjab. In Rupnagar, they gathered at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bagh and marched up to the district administrative complex. In Sangrur, 250 of them marched through the city to this office during heavy rain. Dhadrianwale follower Gurnaib Singh said there was “no getting justice from the state government”.

In Ludhiana, the protesters were out on the Ferozepur road, marching from the Verka Milk point to the mini secretariat, where a heavy police force was deployed.

Protest leader Jagmitha Singh Dhakki Sahib said Dhadrianwale supporters were being threatened on the social media even after the attack, “and instead of arresting the accused, police are favouring them”.

He claimed that everyone knew who was behind the attack, “but the government doesn’t have the guts to arrest the culprits”.

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