Amarinder Singh condemns plan to attack Radha Soami sect head
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 18:22
  
Ludhiana: Former chief minister Amarinder Singh Saturday strongly condemned the conspiracy to eliminate head of Radha Soami sect Gurinder Singh in Vienna recently and said Punjab cannot be allowed to become the stage for terrorism.

He said Punjab government should cooperate with the Centre so that such incidents taking place in foreign land could be curbed.

Last year, Sant Niranjan Dass and Sant Ramanand of the Dera Sachkhand were shot at in Vienna, in which the latter, who was second in command of the sect, died in the attack.

Four Indians had been detained in Austria over the alleged plot to attack the Beas (Amritsar)-based sect chief Gurinder Singh who is currently visiting Europe.

Talking to mediapersons here, Amarinder said he had recently met the National Security Advisor who had assured him that the Central government was prepared do any thing to contain these elements.

He said the SAD-BJP government in Punjab should give a tough response as attempts could be made by some disgruntled elements to foment trouble in the state which has gone through its worst period during the days of militancy in 1980s and early 1990s.

"Punjab cannot be allowed to become once again the battle ground for terrorism. The state government must crack down heavily on such elements. The Akali-BJP government should be tough in dealing with the terrorists being arrested on its soil," he said.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, July 31, 2010, 18:22


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