Singhu border case: Second Nihang Sikh admits to eliminating Lakhbir Singh; arrested

Singhu Border Murder Case
Image Source: PTI Singhu border case: Second Nihang Sikh confesses to killing Lakhbir Singh; arrested

A second member of the Nihang Sikh, who was presumably included in killing farm labourer Lakhbir Singh at the Singhu verge on Friday, was arrested by the Punjab cops on Saturday. The 2nd implicated, Narayan Singh, was apprehended from Rakh Devidass Pura at Amarkot town in the district.

Rakesh Kaushal, Amritsar Rural SSP, stated, “Two Nihangs had actually supposedly murdered Lakhbir Singh. One was apprehended by the Haryana Police and Singh had actually managed to leave. A group of authorities was formed and forces were released around his house. He had revealed that he would give up before the cops on Saturday.”

Kaushal said, “We have actually detained him outside a Gurudwara in his town. When he realized that he can not leave, he came out. The Haryana police informed us that their group has left Sonipat. We will hand him over as per law.”

The SSP further stated, “He has confessed that they eliminated Lakhbir. He states that when he was told the Lakhbir insulted Expert Granth Sahib, he got upset & & cut off his leg. Lakhbir bled to death.”

Singhu border case: 2 more surrender prior to cops

2 more accused have surrendered prior to Sonipat Police in connection with the lynching of a Dalit labourer at a farmers’ demonstration website even as the victim’s household questioned the attackers’ claim that he dedicated sacrilege and demanded a high-level probe. The mortal remains of Lakhbir Singh were cremated at his native town in Punjab’s Tarn Taran amidst tight security in the existence of his member of the family. No Sikh priest was present to carry out Ardas (Sikh religious prayer) and nobody from his village, Cheema Kalan, went to the last rites.

The very first implicated Sarabjit Singh, detained on Friday for the ruthless killing of Lakhbir Singh, was produced before a Sonipat court in Haryana and remanded in police custody for 7 days.

Hours later on, Narain Singh, who is also a Nihang, was jailed by the Amritsar Rural authorities at Amarkot village in Amritsar district, authorities stated.

Late Saturday evening, 2 more belonging to the Nihang order, who hailed from Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib, “surrendered” prior to the Sonipat police in Kundli in connection with the gruesome killing. They interacted with the media at the Singhu border before “giving up”.

Sources said that authorities will question them in connection with the case prior to making an official arrest which is expected later in the night. After this, the variety of those detained in the event will increase to 4.

In Amritsar, Narain Singh claimed he had notified the authorities that he was giving up. Talking with the media before his arrest, he was unrepentant and stated that Lakhbir Singh had actually been “punished for sacrilege”.

He stated that the implicated in the Bargari sacrilege event in Punjab were yet to be arrested, and now if somebody will devote “such a heinous crime he would be punished on the spot”.

Narain Singh was provided a bathrobe of honour and a garland of currency notes by some people when he paid obeisance in the Amarkot Gurdwara before his arrest.

According to cops, Sarabjit Singh claimed the participation of a couple of more individuals in the killing, which has stimulated outrage and activated require action to clear the demonstration websites on Delhi’s borders where farmers have actually been camping given that last November to press for the scrapping of the Centre’s 3 agri laws.

Singhu Border case: The background

The body of Lakhbir Singh was found on Friday tied to a barricade at the Singhu border with a hand chopped off and numerous wounds triggered by sharp-edged weapons. Hours after the criminal offense, Sarabjit Sigh, using the blue robes of the Nihang order, declared that he had actually “punished” the victim for “desecrating” a Sikh holy book.

Questioning his claim, the victim’s other half Jaspreet Kaur and sister Raj Kaur said Lakhbir Singh “had a deep respect for the holy Expert Granth Sahib”.

“He was a god-fearing male who might not never ever believe of desecrating a holy book … Whenever he utilized to go to a Gurdwara, he would wish the wellness of his household and the society,” said Jaspreet Kaur.

He had no rap sheet and there was no report of him being a bad character, the victim’s family stated and required a top-level probe into the whole episode to highlight the truth.

Sonipat’s Deputy Superintendent of Cops Virender Singh said the total variety of accused in the killing might be more than 5.

On the other hand, farmer union leaders asserted on Saturday that the event will have no effect on the agitation and said they will upgrade security by setting up CCTV cams and increasing the number of volunteers at the protest sites.

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