US Court Dismisses Case Against DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK

US CourtNEW YORK—A US court in New York dismissed the case filed by Harjit Singh and Janki Kaur against the President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management, Manjit Singh GK, for torturing and abusing human rights.

The case was filed by New York resident plaintiffs Harjit Singh and Janki Kaur in July 2015.  Harjit Singh alleged in the case that he was threatened by Manjit Singh GK during 2013’s DSGMC elections for not supporting him.

In a court order issued on June 2, US District Judge Andrew Carter said that the Court cannot accept the case as the considering state and subject matters do not come into its jurisdiction.

On the other hand, DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK has termed the case as frivolous and has said that the false allegations have been rejected by the Court.

Speaking with Sikh24, Sikhs for Justice legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said, “Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) is a human rights advocacy group which has filed cases in US Courts against those responsible for November 1984 Sikh Genocide and those Indian officials responsible for torture and extra judicial of Sikhs from 1984-1997. In the torture charges against Manjit Singh GK, SFJ is not a plaintiff in the case and nor did it initiate the case, as reported by PTI and alleged by GK.”

Pannun lashed out on Manjit Singh GK’s legal counsel Jaspreet Singh.  “GK and his legal counsel Jaspreet Singh should go back to school to learn and understand English as they did not even know till now that 2015 case was not filed by SFJ, but now I can assure you that SFJ will file case if GK ever tries to come to US and Canada and we will also deal with legal wits of attorney Jaspreet Singh,” Pannun said.

It is pertinent to mention that while attorney Jaspreet Singh represented Manjit Singh GK in this case, he had resigned from the post of Akali Dal (B)’s legal advisor last year following series of beadbi incidents in Punjab.  Jaspreet Singh had confirmed that Akali Dal leaders were working against the interests of the Panth.


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