A meeting of Sikh preachers in Bathinda on Sunday decided that since their two leaders-Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale and Daler Singh-have been put under house arrest by Punjab Police, their plan to gherao ministers stands deferred. “The final decision in this regard would be taken in the presence of the two leaders,” said Sikh preachers.

The meeting was attended by Bhai Panthpreet Singh, Giani Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Kewal Singh, Sukhjit Singh Khosa, Satnam Singh Chander and Kirpal Singh.

Kirpal Singh said the three main demands raised during the ‘bhog’of the two police firing victims were: arrest of real culprits behind the desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, release of the two brothers framed by police in Bargari desecration case, case against the police officer responsible for opening fire on protesters at Behbal Kalan.

Kirpal Singh said the meeting observed that the Punjab government has handed over the case to the CBI, two brothers accused in the Bargari case have been released and police have added the name of then Moga SSP Charanjit Sharma in the case pertaining to opening of fire on agitators.

SP (headquarters) Nanak Singh said that paramilitary forces have been called to tackle the law and order trouble.

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