June 2, 2023

The police officer left the presser to take care of a telephone name

New Delhi:

Hours after a person was overwhelmed to demise within the presence of policemen in Punjab’s Kapurthala, law enforcement officials dominated out a sacrilege hyperlink and even backtracked on their very own assertion after a telephone name in the course of a press convention.

During his 45-minute press meet yesterday, Kapurthala police chief GS Dhillon first stated an FIR had been filed into the killing. “An FIR has been registered on the statement of our SHO (Station House Officer) on how people didn’t allow cops to perform their duty, thrashed the accused who later died,” the Kapurthala Inspector General stated.

Then got here a telephone name for which he left the room. When he returned, Mr Dhillon stated one thing totally completely different. “The second FIR on killing has not been registered… we will ascertain the identity of the accused and then register the case,” he stated.

On Sunday, a mob jumped over the wall of a Gurdwara in Kapurthala to get to the person, who had been accused of making an attempt to take away the Nishan Sahib (Sikh flag). In entrance of the cops, the person was overwhelmed to demise and his physique was taken away in a police gypsy.

“We appealed to people to allow us to take the accused along but emotions were running high,” Mr Dhillon admitted.

Though the police caught him, Sikh teams had insisted that he be questioned in entrance of them. Cellphone movies confirmed the person being overwhelmed with sticks.

According to the police, the incident seemed to be a case of theft, not sacrilege. “There are no visible signs of a sacrilege attempt,” stated Mr Dhillon.

The id of the person overwhelmed to demise in Kapurthala has not been established but. The police even have but to determine the person lynched in Amritsar’s Golden Temple on the day prior to this, following an alleged sacrilege try.

On Saturday, throughout night prayers on the Golden Temple, a person in his early 20s jumped into the enclosure the place the Granth Sahib – which the Sikhs name their eleventh Guru – is saved. He was seen choosing up a golden sword as clergymen rushed to overpower him.

The man was overwhelmed to demise. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa stated no cell phone, no purse, no id card or Aadhaar card was discovered from him.

The incidents have induced pressure in a state the place sacrilege is a extremely emotive situation. The police have stepped up safety close to gurdwaras. Ahead of subsequent yr’s elections, it has additionally adopted political overtones, with a faction inside the Congress accusing the Amarinder Singh authorities of failing to deal with the final sequence of sacrileges.

The Akali Dal has referred to as it a “deep-rooted conspiracy” to “disturb peace and communal harmony in the state”. Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal criticised the state authorities, saying that there have been robust indications of a conspiracy.

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