Police arrests Bains soon after releasing him

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 25, 2015 00:31 IST
A file photo of the UT police using a water cannon on Simarjit Singh Bains and his supporters during their protest against the CM outside the CM House in Chandigarh on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

The police have been acting pro in the matter of independent MLA from Atam Nagar constituency Simarjit Singh Bains. Immediately, after releasing Bains from the jail on bail on Saturday, the Division Number 7 police again detained him.

The supporters of Bains huddled outside the police station and shouted slogans against the state government and police. They alleged that following the political vendetta, the police have been harassing Bains and implicating him in false cases.

The sources said the state government was detaining Sikh leaders for deterring them from attending the bhog ceremony of two Sikhs, who were killed in police firing in Kotkapura, on Sunday.

Meanwhile, a woman supporter of Bains also tried to set herself on fire in the protest outside Division Number 7 police station. Though Bains supporters doused the fire, the woman alleged that the police have been harassing the MLA to please their political bosses.

The supporters of Bains threatened to hold a massive protest if the police did not release the MLA. They also alleged that the police have not told them under which sections they had arrested the MLA.

They also added that Bains had become a headache for the state government, as he had discovered several scams and initiated ‘Satyagrah’ against the atrocities of police and the government.

It is pertinent to mention here that Bains was produced before the court of duty magistrate Kirandeep Kaur on Saturday. The police have demanded a remand of five days, but the court refused and ordered to send him on judicial remand. Meanwhile, Bains’ counsel Jagmohan Singh Warraich moved a bail application in the court. The advocate said that the case was politically motivated and his client was booked for politically vendetta. After hearing the arguments, the court granted bail to Bains.

Following this, Bains was released from the Ludhiana Central Jail in the evening. His supporters alleged that as soon as the MLA stepped out of the jail, the police arrested him again. The police bolted the doors from inside and did not allow anyone to enter.

In the proceedings, Division Number 7 SHO Sumit Sood said, “The MLA threatened that they will block roads, vandalise the public properties and had started raised slogans against government soon after being released. Sensing the situation, taking precautionary steps the police have arrested him under Sections 107/151 of the CrPC.

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