April 15, 2012 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar, Punjab (April 15, 2012): After spending 17 days behind bars, hardliner Sikhs Bhai Mohkam Singh along with Bhai Balwant Singh Gopala was released yesterday from Amritsar prison on bail granted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Many Sikh leaders including Akali Dal Panch Pardhani leaders Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu, Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema and SGPC member Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind are detained in various jails of Punjab under so-called “preventive detention”.
Notably, he was arrested on 28th March, 2012 the day Punjab remained shut in protest against the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana. Kanwar Pal Singh of Radical Sikh Organization Dal Khalsa informed the media that after hearing the petition, the High Court granted bail to Bhai Mohkam Singh.
Justice GS Sandhawalia ordered the police to immediately release him”, claimed he. Party spokesperson in a hard hitting statement said Akal Takht Jathedar’s repeated calls to Punjab government to release all political detainees have fallen into deaf ears of Badals”.
Slamming the Akali government for detaining Sikh leaders for reasons not legal, but political, the Dal Khalsa leader expressed its concern on the helplessness of Jatehdar Akal Takht Gaini Gurbachan Singh in ensuring the implementation of his directive.
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