January 8, 2016 | By Parmjeet Singh
Chandigarh: In a major setback to the Punjab government and the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Badal, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted bail to United Akali Dal (UAD) president Bhai Mohkam Singh in a case of alleged sedition. Mohkam Singh was one of the main organisers of the panthic gathering of November 10, 2015 that was titled as the Sarbat Khalsa 2015.
UAD secretary Gurdeep Singh Bathinda’s son Yadwinder Singh told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone that the bail was applied in the High Court though Bhai Mohkam SIngh’s counsel Advocate Maninderpal Singh Sekhon after it was refused by the sessions court. He said that bail pleas of more leaders of the Sarbat Khalsa 2015 would come up for hearing in the High Court on Monday.
It may be recalled here that the Punjab government has registered sedition cases against the organizers of the Sarbat Khalsa 2015, including Jathedars appointed by the organziers of the Sarbat Khalsa 2015.
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UAD leader Mohkam Singh gets bail in Sedition case (Sarbat Khalsa 2015)
The FIR is registered at Chatiwind Police Station under sections 124A, 153-A, 153-B, 115, 117, 120-B IPC and Section 13(1) of UAPA and Sec. 66-F Information Technology Act.
S. Simranjeet Singh Mann, Bhai Dhian Singh Mand, Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singh Wala, Mohkam Singh, Gurdeep Singh Bathinda, Satnam Singh Manawan, Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, Dr. Gurjinder Singh, Bhai Baljit Singh Daduwal, Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala, Surinder Singh Thikriwal, Joga Singh Maloke, Papalpreet Singh, Resham Singh USA, Surjit Singh Sikh Parliament USA, Paramjit Singh UK, Gurbhej Singh USA, Harinder Singh USA and Baljinder Singh Italy were named in the FIR.
Copy of Sedition FIR against organizers of the Sarbat Khalsa 2015
Sedition case against Sarbat Khalsa 2015 organizers, including diaspora Sikhs
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