October 26, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Faridkot: Rupinder Singh Panjgarain, who has been framed by the Punjab police along with his brother Jaswinder Singh in a case related to beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village (near Baghapurana, Kotkapura), was today presented before the court of CJM, Faridkot. Rupinder Singh was brought to the court on a stretcher as he had sustained back injury in October 14 police action against the Sikh Sangat in Kotkapura.
Amidst tight security arrangements, some journalists were able to briefly talk to Rupinder Singh. When journalists asked him about his health condition he said that he prays for Charhdikala (high-spirits) of the Sikh Panth.
On a specific question about allegations against him and his brother, he said that they were completely innocent.
It may be recalled that under immense pressure from the Sikh sangat to find out culprits of beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village, the police framed Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh in this case.
The police has been alleging Rupinder and Jaswinder Singh’s involvement in the Bargari incident. The police claimed they had phone transcripts to support the claim that duo received money from Dubai and Australia.
The police theory, however, came under attack from several quarters, especially Sikh leaders and residents of Panjgarayin village.
Moreover, callers from Dubai and Australia came forward to clarify that the money was sent for treatment of injured Rupinder Singh.