March 20, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab (March 20, 2014): The family members of Gurdeep Singh, who was arrested by Patiala police for his alleged links with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), cries foul and maintains that he has been falsely implicated in a terror plot case by the police.
It may be recalled that the Banur police on Monday (March 17) arrested Gurdeep of Alampur village, 15 km from Fatehgarh Sahib, besides five other Sikhs for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to target so-called VIPs, including Ropar-based controversial self-styled godman Piara Singh Bhaniara. As per police allegations the arrested persons were conspiring to trigger strikes in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
According to The Tribune (TT), the family of Gurdeep Singh had maintained that he has been implicated in this case. “My father is innocent. He always remained busy in household chores, besides looking after his parents,” Gurdeep Singh’s daughter Prabhjot Kaur reportedly told The Tribune.
According to TT: Gurdeep Singh’s mother Pritam Kaur is suffering from hipbone fracture. His father Bau Singh (98) was a freedom fighter and a close associate of Netaji Subhash Chander Bose.
Gurdeep Singh’s wife Harvinder Kaur said the family was surprised to see the police at their doorstep about 7 am on Monday.
“The police took my husband on the pretext of interrogating him in some case and assured us that he (Gurdeep) would return by evening,” she said, adding that the police asked the family not to speak about his detention to anyone.
Harvinder Kaur said the police gave the family a mobile-phone number in case it wanted to talk to Gurdeep. “When we called up in the evening to say that the family wanted to meet Gurdeep Singh, the police asked us to come to Banur on Tuesday. But their assurance proved hollow because my son Gursimran Singh, who visited Banur, was not allowed to meet his father,” she claimed.
She further said that the family was surprised over the recovery of arms and ammunition from him. “He did not have a weapon at the time he was picked up from the house.”
She claimed that sleuths of the Intelligence Department used to visit their house after Gurdeep Singh was acquitted in the jailbreak case.
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