Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has communicated stun at the “humiliating treatment” of a Sikh man by the police in West Bengal who purportedly pulled his turban while he being arrested for conveying a gun during a BJP rally.
“Not done, says Punjab CM@capt_amarinder, expressing shock at humiliating treatment of a Sikh youth by @WBPolice, who reportedly pulled off his turban during arrest,” Mr Singh’s media guide Raveen Thukral tweeted on Friday night.
The Punjab boss pastor has asked his West Bengal partner Mamata Banerjee to make exacting move “against concerned cop for hurting the Sikh religious sentiments”.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal likewise censured the “vicious attack”.
Viral visuals of the police wrestling a 43- year-old Sikh man to the ground during the BJP’s uber fight in Kolkata’s twin city Howrah on Thursday during a dissent walk have set off a significant discussion with the gathering blaming the police for harming strict assessments by pulling off the turban of 43- year-old Balwinder Singh, an occupant of Bhatinda.
Reacting to the contention hours after it ejected, the West Bengal Police said it never planned to hurt the conclusions of any network. There was a battle to hold onto a gun in Mr Singh’s ownership and the turban, police stated, tumbled off “automatically”.
The occurrence drew more extensive web-based media fascination after cricketer Harbhajan Singh tweeted, labeling Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to state: “Please look into the matter. This just isn’t done.”
The West Bengal tweeted on Friday: “The concerned person was carrying firearms in yesterday’s protest. The Pagri had fallen off automatically in the scuffle (fight) that ensued, without any attempt to do so by our officer. It is never our intention to hurt the sentiments of any community.”
As per the police, a stacked gun was recouped from him. The permit of the gun is substantial till January one year from now.
It additionally said that the cop concerned had asked him to “put his turban back before the arrest”.
“West Bengal Police respects all religions. The officer specifically asked him to put his Pagri back before the arrest. The attached photo has been clicked right before he was escorted to the Police Station. We remain committed to our duty to uphold law and order in the state,” it said in another tweet, with a photograph of Balwinder Singh in turban.
The Shiromani Akali Dal president said that the Sikh man was a security official and the way in which the cop carried on with him has incensed Sikhs over the globe.
“Strongly condemn the vicious attack on a Sikh security official Balwinder Singh & disrespect of his #turban by West Bengal Police. The dishonour has infuriated Sikhs across the world,” Mr Badal tweeted.
He encouraged the Bengal government to “take exemplary action against the erring policeman”.