Dhadrianwale attack: Two more held from Kishanpura village


The police have arrested four more accused from Kishanpura village on Jalandhar-Pathankot road in connection with the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale here today.All the accused are associated with Damdami Taksal, Mehta Chowk, and the owner of the recovered Tata Safari is Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma, head of the Damdami Taksal.The accused – Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of village Gehari is currently residing at Damdami Taksal headquarters, Manveer Singh, a resident of Hisowal village, Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, a resident of Dhaluwala in Haridwar (Uttarakhand), and Satnam Singh, a resident of Moranwali village (Kotkapura).ADCP (Crime) Balkar Singh informed that on a tip off, the police installed set up a check point at Krishanpura village and an approaching Tata Safari coming from Bhogpur direction was signaled to stop. “All the occupants had long beards and were sporting round turbans (Taksali style),” he said.“During investigation, all four accused confessed that they were involved in the attack on Dhadrianwale on May 17. We are enquiring about other persons involved in the attack and the weapons used by them in the crime.”Officers claimed that the accused were traveling in same vehicle – PB023J 0015- used in the attack and was registered at Fatehgarh Sahib in the name of Dhumma.When contacted, Gurdial Singh, who claimed to be an assistant to Dhumma said, “The police have illegally arrested our people. The Baba will make everythuing clear tomorrow and he is busy at a religious programme today”.However, the police refused to divulge further details in this regard. Highly placed sources said the police have identified more than 12 attackers and constituted five raiding teams to nab them.The police have arrested four accused previously who have been remanded in police custody for four days.

Role of Damdami Taksal

No senior officer was willing to break their silence about the motive behind attack but the investigations so far show that the attack was planned and executed by persons associated with Damdami Taksal.Cong seeks special House session Patiala: Congress vice- presidents Sunil Jakhar and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa have demanded a special Vidhan Sabha session to discuss the deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab. Terming the attack on Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale as a major law and order failure, Jakhar said it was a pre-mediated attack to suppress the formers voice for condemning the government for the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village. He paid a visit to Gurdwara Parmeshwar Dwar at Sekhupura on Friday. Jakhar said the way the attack was executed clearly shows that the government was directly or indirectly involved or how else can 40 assailants come together, attack and then escape. Meanwhile, Dhadrianwale said though he has been getting repeated calls from India and abroad to initiate a protest against the attack, he has urged them to give some more time to the police to solve the case. — TNS

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