Sikh radicals’ march from Bhagta Bhai Ka foiled

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Jul 18, 2016 10:08 IST
Police stopping protesters against the recent desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Talwandi Sabo, in Bathinda on Sunday. (HT Photo)

With the cops detaining hundreds of the protesters, the plan of Sikh radicals to hold protest march on issue of desecration was foiled on Sunday.

The radicals had announced to start the march from Bhagta Bhai Ka in Bathinda to Bargari in Faridkot. The town was turned into a fortress with the police force deployment in and around here. The cops stopped contingents of protesters from entering Bhagta Bhai Ka. Some of the protesters had reached the gurdwara on Saturday night, cops in civvies allegedly detained them from inside the gurduwara.

Sikh religious preacher Baljit Singh Daduwal along with the panj pyaras was detained at Talwandi Sabo while they were on their way to Bargari. Sikh religious leader Dhian Singh Mand was also detained near Bhagta Bhai Ka town. Daduwal had started the march from his village Dadu in Haryana.

Bathinda SSP Swapan Sharma said that all those who were detained have been set free and panj pyaras were allowed to go to Damdama Sahib but they preferred to be with Daduwal.

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