H S Bawa
Jalandhar, June 20-
Sant Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal was Wednesday arrested by Punjab Police from a Gurudwara in village Jandalisar near Kot Shamir in the district of Bathinda.
He has been arrested by the Police as he was to take part in a ‘Insaaf March’ being organized from village Chaur Sidhwan to Gurdaspur City.
Baba Daduwal was taken in custody Wednesday morning as he came out with his followers to move towards Gurdaspur. The Police, waiting for him to come out of the Gurudwara, asked him to go inside the Gurudwara while Baba maintained that he wanted to go to Gurdaspur to take part in a peaceful protest march. As he insisted to move, he was taken into custody by the Police.
The ‘Insaaf March’ may disturb peace of the state and that’s why Baba Daduwal has been taken into custody, a police official told ‘Yes Punjab’ on condition of anonymity.'He has been arrested as a preventive measure', he claimed.
The ‘Insaaf March’ was being organized to demand justice in the case of killing of ‘Shaheed Bhai Jaspal Singh’ in Police firing on 29th of March, the day of Punjab Bandh.
It is pertinent to mention here that no arrest has been made in the case of murder of Jaspal Singh as yet even as a case under section 302 of IPC stands registered at Gurdaspur.
The March was to start from Chaur Sidhwan, village of Shaheed Bhai Jaspal Singh and was to walk 9 kilometers to present a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Gurdaspur.