On a complaint by Sikh hardliners, Mahavir Singh, a Kotli Wasava Singh village resident, was arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale on Tuesday.
The man allegedly made derogatory remarks on social media against Bhindranwale.
He allegedly circulated a sound clip that contained remarks against Bhindranwale, on a popular messaging app and other social networking sites. It angered Sikh radical groups including Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee. Members of these groups have demanded strict action against Mahavir.
Mandeep Singh, activist of a radical group, lodged a complaint on June 22 that by making such remarks, the person has deeply hurt Sikh sentiments. Police probed the matter for a week. Sikh groups had warned that they would launch a stir if the police did not take action against Mahavir.
“After receiving a complaint, we thoroughly investigated the matter. While interrogation, the suspect confessed that the clip was recorded and shared by him,” said SHO Surjit Singhof Valtoha police station.