KIn, followers meet Daduwal in jail, mum on HSGMC resignation issue

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Faridkot
  • Updated: Sep 01, 2014 21:05 IST

Close associates and family members of radical Sikh leader Baljit Singh Daduwal, 52, met him in the jail here on Monday. But they neither confirmed nor denied the alleged resignation by Daduwal from the ad hoc Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC).

"We did not talk to Babaji about the resignation letter as we had only a 15-minute meeting with him and there were a large number of his followers there who wanted to meet Babaji," said Gurmeet Singh, who is a close relative of Daduwal.

"Babaji has also been having some health problem. He had chest pain the Friday night when he was in the custody of the Mansa police and was also examined there by the civil hospital doctors. We want to request the jail officials to provide him proper medical aid," said Gurmeet Singh.

Though he preferred to maintain silence on the issue, yet he said that Babaji has said that he would like to say whatever he wants when he comes out of the jail himself.

"He has said that he would himself say something about it after coming out of the jail," he said.

The version of the jail officials on medical care of Daduwal could not be taken as Kulwinder Singh, jail superintendent is on long leave, and he asked to contact his assistant about it. But deputy jail superintendent Daljeet Singh Bhatti also said that he was on leave and was not aware of anything.

Daduwal is currently in the modern jail here in judicial remand in two cases, one old case registered in March 2009 and a fresh case registered against him and two others on August 22 under the arms Act besides two other cases in Mansa district.

In Faridkot cases, he has his next date of hearing on September 5 in the old case and September 6 in the fresh case in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate. Besides him, two others, Harjinder Singh and Randhir Singh, who were arrested by Faridkot police along with Daduwal on August 22, are in the judicial custody till September 6 in the arms case.

The police had also arrested 7 others on August 23 in the 5-year-old case, who are also in the judicial custody in Faridkot till September 5.

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