Sarvajeet Singh Sent To 7-Day Police Custody; Another Nihang Member Detained

Story Highlights
  • Accused Sarvjeet Singh was sent to jail for 7 days.
  • Leader Baba Aman indictaing solidarity with Singh justified the gruesome act as ‘punishment for blasphemy’
  • The dead person was identified as Lakhbir Singh a dalit Sikh from Taran district of Punjab.

Haryana: Another “Nihang’ member has been arrested in the gruesome killing of a Dalit Sikh. Meanwhile, the first accused Nihang member Sarvajeet Singh has been taken into jail custody a day after the body of a man with his hands and legs hacked off was discovered hanging at the farmers’ protest site. Singh was produced at local court at Sonipat today following his surrender for the barbaric act on Friday, Tough authorities argued for a 14 day custody, Sarvajeet Singh was announced a seven day police custody. Authorities claimed Singh during the questioning had revealed name of the four other suspects and also disclosed abou the weapons used.

The Nihang Sardar has claimed to have ‘no regrets’ about his brutal act. After the accused’s surrender, Baba Aman a leader of the Nihang group appeared before the media and justified the gruesome act as ‘punishment for blasphemy’.

Lakhbir Singh, 35, a dalit labour of Punjab’s Taran district, was discovered tied to an overturned police barricade at a spot where farmers have been protesting 3 Central farm laws for more than 10 months. The news of the sickening murder spread violently and gauged huge mileage. A tussle of power was witnessed between the Nihangs and the police as they denied to handover the body of the deceased, however after parleys and conversation with a leader of the Nihang Community the body was rushed to the Civil Hospital Sonipat.

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