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Panjoli urges Punjab CM to ask Centre to withdraw charges against Sikh hijackers

July 24, 2017 | By

Jalandhar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee member Karnail Singh Panjoli has urged the Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh to take up the case of retrial of Sikh hijackers with Union Home Minister for withdrawal of supplementary charge-sheet.

The court in Delhi has fixed July 31 for the start of the trail.

In a statement Karnail Singh Panjoli said Amarinder Singh has shown his willingness to provide legal aid to 2 hijackers Satnam Singh and Tejinderpal Singh who are going to face retrial in an old case despite serving life sentence for the same offence.

Karnail Singh Panjoli [File Photo]

“Sikh institutions have committed to provide legal aid to both. You as a CM of Punjab should dial Shri Rajnath Singh and press upon him to withdraw the supplementary charge-sheet”, Panjoli said and added that Delhi police who framed new charges against them comes under Union Home Ministry.

Expressing solidarity with the Dal Khalsa men, SGPC member from Fatehgarh Sahib said the hijackers were unarmed and did no harm to passengers. He further said they took this extreme step to focus the attention of the world to the demands of the Sikhs.” “They used hijacking as a tool to lodge the protest against arrest of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale and state’s atrocities on Sikhs”.

Pertinently, Delhi police in 2011 has filed a supplementary charge-sheet in the court of ACMM against five Sikh hijackers in the old FIR pertaining to hijacking case of 1981 AI plane. Out of five, Satnam Singh and Tejinderpal Singh are facing the trail while Gajinder Singh, Jasbir Singh and Karan Singh are living abroad.

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