Damdami Taksal head Harnam Singh Dhumma said here today that the attack on Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale was the outcome of the preacher’s propaganda against the Taksal and the Sant Samaj.Backing the persons arrested in connection with the attack, Dhumma said, “The derogatory comments made by Dhadrianwale against the Sant Samaj went viral on the social media. It was natural that his remarks invited the ire of Taksal supporters.” Condoling the death of Bhupinder Singh, Dhumma said Dhadrianwale was responsible for the incident.The Ludhiana police today recovered the .315 bore rifle which was used to kill Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale’s associate Bhupinder Singh Khasi Kalan. The rifle was recovered from Sukhwinder Singh alias Sonu, the main accused arrested in connection with the murderous attack on Dhadrianwale on May 17.On information provided by the accused, the police raided the house of Manveer Singh Hisowal, also arrested in the case, in the Dugri area and recovered the rifle.Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Balkar Singh said: “After attacking Dhadrianwale, the accused went to the house of Manveer Singh and hid the rifle there. During questioning, they confessed that they had used the .315 bore rifle to kill Bhupinder Singh.”Meanwhile, the police produced four accused Hardev Singh, Manjit Singh, Jaspreet Singh and Gagandeep Singh before a local court which extended their police remand by a day. Nab ‘real’ culprits: Mand Moga: Dhian Singh Mand, ‘acting Jathedar’ of Akal Takht, on Monday demanded that the Punjab Government should arrest the ‘real culprits’ rather than protecting them. “The government must ensure an impartial investigation by the police. Otherwise, the case should be handed over to the CBI,” he said. Mand claimed that the parallel ‘Jathedars’ were peace-loving people, but the Akali Dal was bent upon disturbing peace in the state by trying to divide the Sikhs for political gains.
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