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Man who attacked Kesgarh Sahib jathedar says he has no remorse

Back to his native Moleke village near Ajnala, 20-year old Joga Singh, who recently attacked Kesgarh Sahib jathedar Giani Mal Singh with a kirpan that had led to injury in his right thigh, said he had no remorse over the entire incident. He also said it was an individual act and that no one was backing him.

punjab Updated: Oct 10, 2015 21:24 IST
Aseem Bassi
Kesgarh Sahib

Joga Singh (C) who attacked Kesgarh Sahib jathedar along with his family members in Amritsar on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Back to his native Moleke village near Ajnala, 20-year old Joga Singh, who recently attacked Kesgarh Sahib jathedar Giani Mal Singh with a kirpan that had led to injury in his right thigh, said he had no remorse over the entire incident. He also said it was an individual act and that no one was backing him.

Joga Singh, a ‘paathi’ who attacked jathedar Giani Mal Singh after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim was pardoned by the Akal Takht, while returning to his village said, “The decision to attack the jathedar was my individual decision and there was no organisation or people behind me.”

Joga Singh, who has now lost his job, said, “I was upset with the decision of giving pardon to the Dera Sacha Sauda chief and it was the only reason behind the attack. I feel that there was politics behind this pardon. So I was upset and did it for the religion.”

“Many Sikh organisations are unhappy. The sangat is upset with this pardon. But some politicians are justifying it, which is unfortunate. I have done it on my own and it was my decision to show my protest,” he added.

Even though the jathedar Kesgarh Sahib had announced to forgive Joga Singh for the attack, the 20-year old paathi alleged that he was thrashed by cops and security men there. “I was thrashed by cops and repeatedly asked that which organizations or person was behind me. But I told them again and again that it was my individual decision,” said Joga Singh.

Having no remorse, the paathi said, “My struggle will continue till the decision to pardon the dera chief is withdrawn.”

Notably, the family of Joga Singh also backed him and claimed that they were not upset with whatever has happened.

Police picks him up from his village

In a sudden move, the Amritsar (rural) police picked Joga Singh from his village near Ajnala.

Although some persons from the village chased the police vehicle, they were left behind as cops claimed that he has to be taken to ‘senior officers’.

An officer on condition of anonymity said, “We have not arrested Joga Singh but he has just been called to ask few things. He will be sent home soon.”

The officer did not divulge into more details. The incident has left his family and few residents of the village unhappy.