AMRITSAR SAHIB—Where the Punjab Police detained all three interim Jathedars the day after Sarbat Khalsa, it has continued crack down of other Sarbat Khalsa organizers and prominent supporters. Arrests are expected to continue in the days to follow.
Sikh24 has learned that after acting Jathedar Bhai Dhian Singh, Jathedar Bhai Amrik Singh, Jathedar Baljit Singh Daduwal, Mohkam Singh, Satnam Singh Manawa, Jaskaran Singh Kahnsingh Wala, Gurdeep Singh Bathinda and Baba Hardeep Singh Mehraj too have been taken into custody. Yesterday, Gurdeep Singh Bathinda was able to survive a raid on his house early in the morning. Since then, Gurdeep Singh Bathinda had gone into hiding, however he was later nabbed from Gurdwara Singh Sabha. A large police force entered the Gurdwara premise to make the arrest.
Jathedars Refuse to Furnish Bail Bonds
Jathedars have refused to furnish bail bonds, citing that they had not committed any crime. Police too failed to present any evidence however the court allowed for their remand. Meanwhile, Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala has been sent to police remand until November 23. Bhai Baljit Singh Daduwal was also presented in the court and has been sent to Patiala Jail. Bhai Mand has been sent to the Nabha jail.
Bhai Baljit Singh of Gurmat Seva Lehar from Sherpur was also taken into custody. He had taken out a protest march and put up black flags on Diwali in surrounding areas.
Bhai Sukhjit Singh Khosa of Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee too was detained earlier today.
Bhai Joga Singh, a Sikh youth, was also taken into custody today, late at 10:45 pm. He was detained from his home even though police did not have prior warrant from the court.