Arvind Kejriwal visited the home of one of the Shaheeds in the Kotakpura incident Gurjit Singh. Arvind Kejriwal addressed the current situation of Punjab and requested the government to bring the policemen to justice involved in the Kotakpura incident.
He also said, “I request the government to arrest the culprits and not to arrest innocent.”
Alleging frame-up, thousands of protesters rallied to the DC office saying Rupinder and Jaswinder were innocent. The protesters, led by Sikh leaders Baljeet Singh Daduwal, Sukhjeet Singh Khosa of the satkar committee, Paramjeet Singh Khalsa, president of the Sikh Students Federation (Mehta), Ranjeet Singh Dhandrianwale, Panthpreet Singh, Amrik Singh Ajnala, head of Damdami Taksal, Daler Singh Kheriwale, Rajinder Singh Majhi, Daler Singh Doad, Surjeet Singh Arianwale and Dhian Singh Mand, assembled at Panjgrain Khurd gurdwara and reached Faridkot around 1:30 pm
Besides people from Panjgrain Khurd, residents of Panjgrain Kalan, Malke, Saho Ke, Smalsar, Thathi Bhai, Sekha, Faridkot and Kotkapura towns also joined the protest march and were not ready to buy the police theory that the two brothers were involved in the desecration of Dhan Dhan Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj .
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He flayed the incident of opening fire on peaceful protesters by police in Faridkot.“It was unfortunate that two people lost their lives,” he said. He said the state government should not only immediately arrest the anti-social elements who had disrespected Shri Guru Granth Sahib but also give exemplary punishments to them.
“Committing sacrilege to the religious book didn’t benefit anyone,” he said, while adding that no one can live in peace after disrespecting holy scriptures and the people who did this heinous act should also think on it.” When asked about whether he had any apprehensions on the persons arrested for sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib by the Punjab police, Kejriwal said it was up to the state government and police to investigate and arrest the culprits.