The accused in the desecration incident at Bargari, who was hospitalised here in view of spinal injury, was discharged on Friday, police said.Rupinder Singh, who was hospitalised at PGIMER here for treatment of a spinal injury on October 27, has been discharged from the hospital and shifted to Faridkot jail, police said.
The Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday said it was condemnable that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who could not control rapes in the national capital, was trying to stoke communal passions in Punjab by visiting Amritsar and Faridkot. Watch the full report here.
Punjab was today limping back to normalcy with paramilitary forces keeping a tight vigil in areas rattled by violence over desecration of the holy book even as the state government cleared the decks to charge sheet former Faridkot SSP for alleged negligence and police firing on Sikh activists.
Two people were killed and over 70 others were injured after bloody clashes broke out between police and Sikh protesters in Punjab’s Faridkot, Moga and Sangrur districts after Sikh bodies staged protest against desecration of Guru Grant Sahib. Watch how false rumours lead to riots in India
Protests over alleged sacrilege of Sikh holy book in a village here continued on Friday at various places in Punjab on Friday even as the two persons killed in a clash with police two days back were cremated amid tight security.
People's Party of Punjab (PPP) president Manpreet Singh Badal on Friday rejected the setting up of a Judicial Commission headed by Justice (retd) Zora Singh of Punjab and Haryana High Court over alleged sacrilege of Sikh holy book in Faridkot district and its aftermath.
The poor families of two minors and a 19-year old youth, who landed up in judicial custody last week for stealing 'jamuns' (black plum fruit) from the Faridkot mini-secretariat complex, have been forced to furnish personal security bonds to get them released.
A 19-year-old Dalit boy was found hanging from a tree at Punjab's Khara village following which five persons, including two panchayat members, were booked for the alleged murder, police said on Monday.
Pakistani authorities are trying to trace an Indian family, including two minor children, which went missing in Pakistan earlier this month. The government of India has taken up the matter with Pakistan, Punjab Police sources said on Friday.