Faridkot sacrilege: Accused brothers sent to police custody till Oct 26
A Faridkot court on Wednesday sent the two Sikh brothers, arrested for their alleged involvement in the desecration of the holy book at Bargari village, to police custody till October 26.punjab Updated: Oct 21, 2015 14:46 IST
A Faridkot court on Wednesday sent the two Sikh brothers, arrested for their alleged involvement in the desecration of the holy book at Bargari village, to police custody till October 26.
The police announced the arrest of the two brothers-Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh-allegedly having links with foreign radicals, on Tuesday.
Rupinder, who hails from Panjgrain village in Faridkot district, was admitted to Apollo hospital in Ludhiana after he was injured in the Kotkapura clash last week. The ADGP claimed that “foreign links” of the accused had been established during the initial investigation. The police said they had unearthed “clear and concrete evidence of foreign funding behind heinous cases” of sacrilege and that anti-national elements were using some greedy persons to lure them to carry out designs of disturbing peace and communal harmony in the state.
The incidents at Kohrian (Sangrur), Nijjarpura (Amritsar), Ghawaddi (Ludhiana) and Baath (Tarn Taran) were of local origin, police said.
During the press conference, the police also shared audio clips of the telephonic conversation between Rupinder and his foreign handler and between Rupinder (9217660002) and Jaswinder, who was using his relative Gurbachan Singh’s number (9872214055). Rupinder talked to his brother on October 16 at 10:45am and to his handler in Australia on October 15 at 10:37am.
First Published: Oct 21, 2015 14:29 IST