UK cops ‘nab’ 2 more for attack on Namdhari chief

The Leicestershire police in UK have reportedly arrested two more youth for the attack on Namdhari Chief Satguru Thakur Uday Singh outside a gurdwara in Britain’s Leicester city on August 11

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Updated: April 8, 2014 6:07 pm

The Leicestershire police in UK have reportedly arrested two more youth for the attack on Namdhari Chief Satguru Thakur Uday Singh outside a gurdwara in Britain’s Leicester city on August 11. They are being questioned after Harjeet Singh — the alleged attacker — reportedly mentioned their names during interrogation. Of the two arrested on Tuesday,one has been identified as Ranjit Singh,sources said.

International Namdhari Sangat president Navtej Singh had maintained that Harjeet Singh is the nephew of Sarwan Singh – the chairman of the gurudwara management committee where the incident occurred. Namdhari Chief Uday Singh had been staying at his place. H S Hanspal,president of the Namdhari Darbar,however,said Harjeet Singh was not a Namdhari Sikh: “He may be a relative of the gurdwara chairman but he is not a Namdhari Sikh.”

Hanspal along with a delegation also met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in New Delhi today and demanded diplomatic assistance. The Leicestershire Police has so far not revealed any details in the case despite picking up Harjeet on August 11.

Tension at Bhaini Sahib

ONE person was injured after clashes erupted at Namdhari sect headquarters in Bhaini Sahib on Monday night following the attack on Satguru Uday Singh. The injured man has been identified as Randhir Singh,who is considered close to Thakur Dilip Singh. He is admitted at the Samrala civil hospital. Confirming the incident,SHO Inderjeet Singh said: “The persons behind the attack are yet to be identified,though we have recorded Randhir Singh’s statement.” The SHO,however,said it was too early to determine if the clashes were due to the attack on Satguru Uday Singh. Sources revealed that a driver of Mata Chand Kaur was among those named by Randhir Singh.

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