September 20, 2014 | By Parmjeet Singh
Mansa, Punjab: Sikh preacher and Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee member Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal, who is facing four cases in four police stations of Punjab, was granted bail by Mansa additional sessions judge Rajkumar Garg on Sept. 18 in one of the cases — registered under the Arms Act by the Mansa police.
The Mansa police had filed the case on August 27, claiming that they had recovered a vehicle with cartridges and a fake registration certificate.
Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal’s lawyer Harinder Pal Singh Tiwana said, “The police have deliberately filed false cases and all of them are politically motivated. We argued in the court that if we are to go by the claims made by the police, even then the offences don’t fall under the grave crimes category. The court was convinced and granted bail to Daduwal.”
He said that as Baba Daduwal had got bail in one case, bail applications in other cases would also be moved soon.
On August 11, Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal and two of his followers had got bail in a case registered by the Jaitu police in Faridkot district under the Arms Act.
However, Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal will not be released as he still faces two cases of attempt to murder at Jaitu and Bhikhi in Mansa. These cases relate to clashes with Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda followers registered in 2009 and 2011.
Earlier, replying to the allegations that the police were victimising Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal by reopening the old cases, the SSP said, “We are not indulging in vendetta against Baba Daduwal. We are following all legal procedure while filing the cases. On being asked, we will produce the supporting documents before the court.”
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