Goraya/Ludhiana, Punjab (September 21, 2012): According to recent reports the Goraya Police has registered a case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 against Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) president Bhai Kulbir Singh. As per reliable sources the Police has showed the recovery of 1 Pistol, 1 Air Gun and two bullet-proof jackets and has obtained the production warrant of Bhai Kulbir Singh Barapind.
On the other hand Ludhiana police is reported to have conducted a thorough search operation at the house of ADPP former president Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu this morning that lasted for more than five hours. Police is reported to have seized books and computers from Bhai Daljit Singh’s house.
It is notable that Nawanshehr Police had arrested Bhai Kulbir Singh from his Barapind Village, near Phillaur, based residence on the intervening night of 19 and 20 September, 2012; while Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu was arrested by Ludhiana police from his Gurdev Nagar Ludhiana based residence on September 20, 2012 at around 9 am. Both Sikh leaders were charged under 107/151 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and were sent to Ludhiana Jail.
Various news reports revealed that the police had claimed to have carried these arrests as a preventive measure in wake of Bharat Bandh Call but even independent news sources/reports had ridiculed the police claim as ADPP was neutral on the FDI issue and Bharat bandh call.
As per reports the Ludhiana police is conducting a thorough search operation at Maharaj Nagar, Ludhiana based office of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani.
Now, Goraya Police has obtained production warrants of Bhai Kulbir Singh and it is expected that police shall demand his police remand.
It is notable that ADPP had faced police lash out in August-September, 2009 when Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu, the then President of ADPP was charged with UA(P)A. Bhai Daljit Singh was released on bail from Amritsar Jail on February 28, 2012.
Akali Dal Panch Pardhani leaders said that they are being repeatedly targeted by the Indian state just because their dissenting political ideology and false cases are being registered against top leadership of ADPP.
It is notable that Bhai Daljit Singh is regularly being charged with UA(P)A and Sedition but most of the times state prosecution has failed to prove the charges in courts. He was charged with dozens of cases but not convicted even in a single case till date. Similarly, Bhai Kulbir Singh was charged in three cases and was acquitted by the courts in all cases.