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Scores of people take out protest march, seek stern action against culprits in sacrilege incidents

Press Trust of India  |  Faridkot (Pb) 

A protest march was taken out from Kotkapura to Bargari demanding action against those involved in sacrilege of the in 2015 and also against police personnel who allegedly opened fire at agitators protesting against these incidents.

The rebel group of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab, led by Sukhpal Singh Khaira, and also joined the protest march which commenced in the morning.

Some Sikh radical organisations also participated in the protest march.

Khaira addressed the gathering and sought action against those who were involved in sacrilege of the at Faridkot in 2015.

"If justice cannot be given in sacrilege incident cases, then how can people expect justice in any other criminal case," he said.

Khaira asked the to book former minister and his son and former deputy minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, besides the then DGP Sumedh Singh Saini for police firing incidents at Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan in 2015, in which two persons were killed.

"should see the support people have given to the protest march. They joined the march to tell the state authorities that they could no longer tolerate injustice in sacrilege incident cases," he said.

"We have given a 15-day ultimatum to the to lodge an FIR against Badals and the then DGP," Khaira added.

Bains accused the Badals of befooling people for their vested interests.

Meanwhile, a large number of police personnel were deployed in the district to avoid any untoward incident.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 21:00 IST