Fumed over the verdict of Punjab and Haryana High Court in Kotakapura Police firing case, various prominent Panthik organizations and political party have come together and resolved to burn cops of the verdict at Kotakapura chowk where Police shot at Sikhs who were sitting to seek action against the culprits of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.
Led by former Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh, Sikh activists and representatives of various Sikh and political parties conducted a meeting at Gurdwara Amb Sahib here on April 27 to chalk out the course of action. Terming the verdict as “political, biased and flawed”, Bhai Ranjit Singh said they would gather at Kotakapura chowk on April 30 and will burn copies of the judgment that quashed the probe reports submitted by Punjab Police’s SIT in two FIRs registered in connection with 2015 post-sacrilege Kotkapura Police firing case.
Apart from Sukhraj Singh, son of a victim of the Behbal Kalan firing incident, Sikh historian Bhai Hardeep Singh Dibdiba who grandson martyred during the Kisan movement at Delhi on January 26, Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Jathedar Ranjit Singh Talwandi, SGPC member Bhai Gurpreet Singh Randhawe Wale, Sikh preacher Bhai Harjinder Singh Majhi and several other Sikh personalities attended the meeting.
Pertinently, the high court bench of justice Rajbir Sehrawat also asked the Punjab government to constitute a new special investigation team (SIT) excluding IPS officer of the rank of IGP, Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh. The judgment uploaded after a few days has also courted controversy by expressing doubt on the happening of the blasphemy and fires opened by the cops.