An urgent meeting of the office-bearers of the United Cycle and Parts Manufactures Association (UCPMA) was held here on Wednesday. It was decided in the meeting that a high-level inquiry would be conducted into the detention of UCPMA delegation members in China.
The association formed a three-member committee under the chairmanship of Manjit Singh Khalsa.
Association president Gurmeet Singh Kular said the China police had detained 30 foreigners in Shanghai under the Immoral Act. Four out of 30 were from India and two of four were from the UCPMA delegation.
The police released them after 10 days without putting any charge and they came back to Ludhiana safely.
UCPMA chairman Manjit Singh Khalsa, general manager of the District Industries Centre Vishiv Bandhu and vice-president of the association Harjit Singh Sondh will be the members of the committee.
After obtaining the full report from the persons detained, a detailed report will be prepared that will be submitted to the managing committee to take appropriate action.
The managing committee comprises chairman Manjit Singh Khalsa, president Gurmeet Singh Kular, senior-vice president Inderjit Singh, vice-president Harjit Singh Sondh, general secretary Surinder Singh Chauhan, secretary Pardeep Wadhawan, joint secretary Baljit Singh Lotey, propaganda secretary Ajit Kumar and finance secretary Achhru Ram Gupta.
The association members decided to have strict rules while sending members on foreign trips and no other member other than the industrialists will be included in the delegation. An affidavit will be taken from the participants that they will strictly follow the instructions of the convener.
The investigating committee will submit the investigation report within 10 days. All office-bearers of the association criticised the propaganda spread against president Gurmeet Singh Kular in the China incident and said that they had full faith in him.
Were detained for inquiry: UCPMA chief
UCPMA president Gurmeet Singh Kular said a conflict took place between Turkish nationals and Chinese girls, but the CCTV footage showed UCPMA members present on the spot. Therefore, the police detained them for inquiry. Their release got delayed, as there were holidays ahead of May Day in China.