CHANDIGARH, Punjab—On April 20, a delegation of Panthik leaders headed by Simranjit Singh Mann staged a peaceful sit-in-strike at Sector-17 of Chandigarh to protest against the removal of IG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh from the Special Investigation Team appointed to crack the Kotkapura and Behbal Klan firing incidents. The Panthik leaders, who were in large number, lodged a protest by showing black flags.
Later, these Panthik leaders submitted a memorandum to the Chief Election Officer Dr. S. Karuna Raju seeking reinstatement of IG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh as a SIT member.
Interacting with the media, Simranjit Singh Mann said that there is a sharp wrath among the Sikh masses against the removal of IG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh from the SIT. He added that the SIT was working in the right direction and it was about to make major breakthroughs with its honest working. “The Chief Election Officer has promised us to convey the demand of the Sikh community to his upper authorities,” he informed.
Bhai Dhian Singh Mand, Gopal Singh Sidhu, Paramjit Singh Saholi, Iqbal Singh Tiwana, Baba Mohan Singh, Gurnam Singh Sandhu, Ranjodh Singh, Ranjit Singh Santokhgarh, Fauja Singh etc. were present on this occasion.