GURU GOBIND SINGH JI – A SAVIOUR OF HUMANITY --- He, who mocked Sikh sentiments, objects against being mocked --- Pearl company MD NS Bhangoo arrested for Rs 45000 cr scam --- 2016: A year of moral reckoning --- Kejriwal may shift base for Punjab battle --- Punjab govt declares 1.14 lakh new jobs, life imprisonment for desecration of Guru Granth Sahib --- Thinking beyond the concept of SGPC to safeguard Sikh ethos --- ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ appoints Beant Singh assassin as Akal Takht Jathedar --- The Modi presidency is over --- Law & logic don’t work in Punjab; 2 brothers held in haste, let off under public pressure

Home » Exclusives » Law & logic don’t work in Punjab; 2 brothers held in haste, let off under public pressure

Law & logic don’t work in Punjab; 2 brothers held in haste, let off under public pressure

Rupinder-jaswinderBalwant Garg/JPJI:

Faridkot: Two brothers arrested by the Punjab Police on October 16 in haste without verifying evidence against them for their alleged role in the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari in Faridkot were released under mounting public pressure and anger.

Judicial Magistrate Satish Kumar ordered the release of Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh, residents of Punjgrain Khurd village in Moga district, after the police said they “did not have sufficient evidence against them”.

In an application under Section 169 of the CrPC, the police said as the arrested brothers had denied undergoing polygraph (lie-detector) test and there was no sufficient evidence or reasonable ground of suspicion to justify their police or judicial custody, they should be released.

The police also produced Kulwinder Singh, granthi of a gurdwara in Bargari, in the court to seek his approval for the release of the arrested brothers.

What cops say

A police spokesperson said in Chandigarh the brothers had been released as the police did not want them for questioning in the sacrilege case anymore. However, the release did not mean they were innocent, he said. As the case has been handed over to the CBI, the agency can detain or arrest them for questioning if it wanted, he said.