Singhu border case: Second Nihang Sikh confesses to killing Lakhbir Singh; detained

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 admits to killing Lakhbir Singh; apprehended

A 2nd member of the Nihang Sikh, who was presumably associated with killing farm labourer Lakhbir Singh at the Singhu verge on Friday, was detained by the Punjab cops on Saturday. The 2nd accused, Narayan Singh, was detained from Rakh Devidass Pura at Amarkot village in the district.

Rakesh Kaushal, Amritsar Rural SSP, said, “Two Nihangs had actually presumably killed Lakhbir Singh. One was apprehended by the Haryana Authorities and Singh had handled to leave. A team of officials was formed and forces were deployed around his house. He had actually announced that he would surrender before the police on Saturday.”

Kaushal stated, “We have apprehended him outside a Gurudwara in his village. When he recognized that he can not get away, he came out. The Haryana cops notified us that their team has actually left Sonipat. We will hand him over according to law.”

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

Singhu border case: 2 more surrender before police

2 more implicated have surrendered prior to Sonipat Cops in connection with the lynching of a Dalit labourer at a farmers’ demonstration site even as the victim’s household questioned the aggressors’ claim that he committed sacrilege and required a high-level probe. The mortal remains of Lakhbir Singh were cremated at his native village in Punjab’s Tarn Taran amidst tight security in the presence of his relative. No Sikh priest existed to carry out Ardas (Sikh spiritual prayer) and no one from his town, Cheema Kalan, attended the last rites.

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

Hours later, Narain Singh, who is also a Nihang, was detained by the Amritsar Rural cops at Amarkot town in Amritsar district, authorities stated.

Late Saturday night, two more coming from the Nihang order, who came from Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib, “gave up” prior to the Sonipat cops in Kundli in connection with the gruesome killing. They engaged with the media at the Singhu border prior to “giving up”.

Sources stated that police will question them in connection with the case prior to making an official arrest which is anticipated later on in the night. After this, the number of those jailed in the event will go up to four.

In Amritsar, Narain Singh declared he had actually informed the police that he was giving up. Speaking to the media before his arrest, he was unrepentant and said that Lakhbir Singh had been “penalized for sacrilege”.

He stated that the accused in the Bargari sacrilege incident in Punjab were yet to be arrested, now if somebody will dedicate “such an abhorrent criminal offense he would be penalized on the area”.

Narain Singh was provided a robe 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 involvement of a few more individuals in the killing, which has actually stimulated outrage and triggered calls for action to clear the protest sites on Delhi’s borders where farmers have been camping given that last November to push for the ditching of the Centre’s three 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 multiple wounds triggered by sharp-edged weapons. Hours after the criminal offense, Sarabjit Sigh, using the blue bathrobes of the Nihang order, claimed that he had actually “punished” the victim for “desecrating” a Sikh holy book.

Questioning his claim, the victim’s spouse Jaspreet Kaur and sister Raj Kaur stated Lakhbir Singh “had a deep regard for the holy Expert Granth Sahib”.

“He was a god-fearing man who might not never think of desecrating a holy book … Whenever he utilized to go to a Gurdwara, he would hope for the well-being of his family and the society,” stated Jaspreet Kaur.

He had no criminal record 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 draw out the truth.

Sonipat’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Virender Singh said the overall variety of accused in the killing could be more than five.

On the other hand, farmer union leaders asserted on Saturday that the occurrence will have no influence on the agitation and stated they will update security by setting up CCTV video cameras and increasing the variety of volunteers at the demonstration sites.

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Released at Sat, 16 Oct 2021 20:47:07 -0500