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Takht for probe into ‘false’ cases

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Amritsar, July 27

Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has demanded a judicial probe into the alleged misuse of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) by the police under which innocent Sikh youth "are being framed on frivolous grounds". He directed the SGPC to fight a legal battle for their release.

The reaction came after the family members of a Sikh youth, who had allegedly committed suicide in a Mohali gurdwara following his questioning by the NIA, today met the Jathedar.

MLA Sukhpal Khaira led the delegation. He told the Jathedar that in the garb of tackling the SFJ-sponsored Referendum 2020, excesses were being perpetrated against Sikhs.

He alleged that Lovepreet Singh (22) from Ratta Khera village ended his life after he was tortured by the NIA in Chandigarh on July 13. "There are scores of cases in which people have been arrested. We urged the intervention of Akal Takht and demand a monthly pension of Rs 5,000 for affected families," he said.

The Jathedar said: "Attempts are being made to disturb peace in the state. Cases against innocent Sikhs should be scrapped." — TNS

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