June 5, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: After the Rajasthan’s state minority took notice of the incidence in which four Sikh men were assaulted in Ajmer district on 26th April 2017 , the Rajasthan police till last Sunday arrested six men, including the sarpanch of Chainpura village in Ajmer district, for their involvement in thrashing the sewadars.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan State Commission for Minorities has summoned the victims, the accused and the Ajmer SP on June 2 in Jaipur.
One of the victims Harpal Singh of Khairtal in Alwar district filed an FIR on Saturday with the Nasirabad Sadar police station against at least six persons under various Sections of the IPC, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) N Ravindra Kumar Reddy told the media.
The accuse sarpanch of the village Ramdev Singh including others were booked under the Sections 295 A and 298 (hurting religious sentiments), 143, 341, 323, the ADG further said.
As reported by the media the identity of the five others arrested has been confirmed as Shravan Singh Rawat, Raju Singh Rawat, Bhanwar Singh Rawat, Manna Singh Rawat, and Vijay Singh Rawat.
The incident dates back to 26th April 2017 four ‘sewadars’ — Nirmal Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Harpal Singh, and Malkiat Singh (two from Khairtal in Alwar, and two from Haridwar) — were thrashed by residents of Chainpura on April 24 when they had gone to collect donations.
The local residents had then beaten them up alleging that they molested their women. However, according to police, the Sikh men were not found involved in molestation. The police maintains that victims of thrashing were asked to file a cross FIR against those who thrashed them but they did not lodge any complaint.
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