Gangster-cum-politician Jaswinder Singh ‘Rocky’, who was murdered at Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday morning, was cremated at his native village in Fazilka on Monday amid the presence of a large number of people and politicians.
The body of Rocky, 39, reached his village Chuggian Kesar Singh, 4 km from Fazilka, on Sunday. The funeral procession started from the main market of Fazilka amid raising of pro-Rocky slogans and reached the village cremation ground.
UP-based politician Dhananjay Singh, Congress leaders Hans Raj Josan and Mahinder Rinwa and some small-time Akali leaders attended the funeral. People grieved with Harminder Kaur, mother of the deceased, while Japmandeep Kaur, Rocky’s niece, lit the pyre. Rocky’s associates demanded stern action against the killers.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and Abohar MLA Sunil Jakhar said, “It’s a matter of concern as to how the Akali government had given gunmen to Rocky. The way mobiles and internet are easily accessible to criminals in jail speaks volumes about the state government’s sincerity in dealing with them.”