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Panjgaraian Sikh brothers sent to Faridkot jail; Tortured in custody

October 26, 2015 | By

Faridkot: Panjgaraian Sikh brother Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh were today remanded to judicial custody till September 11. Duo were presented before the court of CJM Sheweta Dass by a police party led by SHO police station city Faridkot.

Advocate Shiv Kartar Singh Sekhon information that Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh have been booked by the police under section 295-A and 120-B (IPC) under FIR number 128/2015 registered at Bajakhana police station.

Rupinder Singh was brought to the court on wheel chair in wake of back injury. Eyewitnesses, who were present at the court complex during today’s hearing told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that both bothers appeared to have been tortured by the police.

Jaswinder Singh (L) and Rupinder Singh (R)

Jaswinder Singh (L) and Rupinder Singh (R)

“It seems that Jaswinder Singh was more tortured by the police”, a person who was present during today’s hearing told SSN.

The sisters of Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh were allowed to meet their brothers in the court room.

There were tight security arrangements at the court complex. Faridkot DSP Sukhdev Singh was supervising the security arrangements.

Hundreds of Sikhs had gathered outside the court complex during today’s hearing to show their support to Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh.

Sikh sangat said that Rupinder and Jaswinder are falsely framed by the district police in a case related to beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari.

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.

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