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Bhai Kulbir Singh was given electric shocks in custody; Now Sent to Kapurthala Jail; Next court appearance on Oct. 10

September 26, 2012 | By

Bhai Kulbir Singh Barapind, President of ADPP and Member of SGPC from Phillaur

Jalandhar/Ludhiana, Punjab (September 26, 2012): Bhai Kulbir Singh Barapind, President of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani, was today produced before the Phillaur’s Judicial Magistrate Jatinderpal Singh. He was sent to judicial custody for 14 days. He is reportedly sent to Kapurthala Jail. Bhai Kulbir Singh is member of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) from Phillaur constituency.

Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema, Senior vice-President of ADPP, told media that Bhai Kulbir Singh had told the court that he was given electric shocks by the police during his custody.

“We are taking advice of senior lawyers and human rights defenders, and we shall take appropriate legal action against those who indulged in custodial torture of a senior Sikh leaders” he told Sikh Siyasat over phone.

Bhai Cheema, who is also a lawyer, further told that police has failed to recover anything from Bhai Kulbir Singh during six days long police remands and we suspect that police may try to link Bhai Kulbir Singh to other cases to cause harassment for the Sikh leader and Akali Dal Panch Pardhani.

It is notable that Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu, former President of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani, is in custody of Ludhiana police and he shall be produced before Judicial magistrate of Ludhiana on September 27, 2012.

According to information Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur, Paramjeet Singh Bunty (boy who take care of Bhai Daljit Singh’s ill mother) are in custody of C.I.A staff Ludhiana. It is notable that Advocate Manjhpur and Bunty were picked up by Ludhiana police on September 25, 2012 but were released on late evening on condition that they would appear for giving statements on September 26.

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