October 19, 2014 | By Khalra Mission Organization
Edmonton/ Calgary: In the midst of the Canadian Sikh community lived a man who was responsible for the torture of thousands of Sikhs and the deaths of hundreds of Sikhs at a conservative estimate. His Name is Gurmail Bai (Gurmail Grewal). He recently died living easy life here in Canada. (Calgary/Edmonton). He was a regular caller at various radio station in Alberta where he presented himself as just and honest police officer. He would further proclaim his sympathy for various victim families and blamed all state atrocities on few bad apples in Punjab police. Which could not be furthest from truth.
Gurmail Bai weared a turban, and in his capacity of Punjab police, courtesy of the Indian state, was a team leader in one of the most cruel interrogation units in the Punjab.
In 1985 Gurmail Singh ‘Bai’ took an 18 year old son in Kerowal, Amritsar and in front of his mother slit the boy’s throat. The body of the young Sikh boy was thrown into a jeep. At the time Gurmail Singh ‘Bai’ was SHO of the City police station. The villagers nearby tried to protest frantically when they heard the news because of the brutal ways he killed people. Gurmail Singh killed pregnant women like Joga Singh’s wife, Kamaljit Kaur Malka, village Batala, Amritsar.
Gurmail Singh ‘Bai,’ as he was known put fear into people’s hearts, was in charge of Mal Mandi, Amritsar. Interrogation Center. Mal Mandi was such a brutal interrogation center that it was known as the butcher’s yard. There was not a normal interrogation involved in any of the so called interrogation centers throughout India for the Sikhs. They were torture chambers. Where the torture went on physically for days on end. Gurmail Singh ‘Bai’ was known as the Butcher Yard’s Team Leader. A position he relished so that even when he retired from his job as DSP, he was given special ‘SPO’ status for five years to carry on his good work.
Over the past decade it emerges that many perpetrators behind the brutal torture of the Sikhs are still in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Yet identifying them amongst their now ‘comfortable’ surroundings is difficult.
It may be some time, Sikhs are in a position to legally make these people accountable for their actions as well as others within the ‘Indian state.’ In the worse scenario as a torture survivor says of the perpetrators “the community must make sure that these people are never allowed to live a normal life. They should be outcast from our society, from restaurants- wherever people see them in public- and treated with distant disdain so that they suffer the way they tortured our people to death.’’
Sikhs of Canada and all over the world are requested to cut-off all social connection to these criminals and their families. Gumail “bai” last Ardass is scheduled to be held at a Gurudwara in Calgary/Edmonton. Khalra mission Organisation on behalf of all the victim families request the sangat to boycott any event related to Gurmail Bai, and help expose these mercenaries by spreading the word.
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