Mohali man thrashed by Shiv Sena: Sikh outfits hold protest
Sikh organisations on Saturday blocked Company Bagh Chowk in Jalandhar, seeking justice for the Mohali-based man who was beaten up by Shiv Sena workers on Friday.punjab Updated: Mar 26, 2016 16:44 IST
Members of Sikh organisations, under the banner of Sikh Talmel Committee, blocked Company Bagh Chowk on Saturday, seeking registration of criminal case against Hindu outfit men and justice for the Mohali-based man Jaswinder Singh who was beaten up by Shiv Sena workers on Friday.
The agitators burnt tyres and placed barricades around the chowk that led to vehicular traffic jam on the old GT road. They chanted slogans against the Shiv Sena and sang hymns during the protest at the centre point of the city.
After getting information, the senior police officials including additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-I) J Elanchezhian, ADCP special branch Harpreet Singh Mander, three SHOs accompanying force arrived there and tried to pacify the Sikh protesters.
The officials held meetings with the some of the representatives to lift the dharna but they refused to do so.
The protesters remained firm on their demand for registration of criminal case under Section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) of the IPC against Shiv Sena workers, who had allegedly beaten Jaswinder and his turban had got pulled off in the scuffle, claiming that the incident had hurt their feelings.
The officials showed their inability to act over their demand on the pretext of the jurisdiction of the incident that occurred in SBS Nagar.
After an hour, they gave a complaint to the police officials to take action against Shiv Sena and cops assured them to take up their concern with the SBS Nagar police and to refer their complaint there. Only then, they would lift their protest from the spot.