KPS Gill spread terror in Punjab, says Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh
Gill passed away at a New Delhi hospital on Friday at the age of 82.Updated: May 30, 2017 09:53 IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Monday said it was KPS Gill who gave birth to terrorism in Punjab as director general of police (DGP ) during militancy.
Gill passed away at a New Delhi hospital on Friday at the age of 82. Lashing out at Gill, who earned the supercop sobriquet for wiping out terrorism from the state, the jathedar said in a statement that “he was not the man who eliminated terrorism in Punjab, but was one who gave birth to it”. Calling Gill a butcher, he said he hunted down Sikh youths on a mass scale during that period.
The Akal Takht head’s scathing remark comes even as the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has maintained a stoic silence on Gill. “Besides, any respectful person is ashamed of seeing what he did on pretext of organising cultural festivals in the state,” he said. “As per the Constitution, every person has the right to freedom of speech and expression. Those who consider him a supercop are free to do so, but the Sikhs see him a terrorist. First, he crushed humanity in Assam and then in Punjab. When he was appointed as DGP here, things had already got better. Sikhs will never consider a murderer the messiah.”
First Published: May 30, 2017 09:43 IST