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SP,SHO suspended for ‘removing turban’

Mohali Superintendent of Police (SP)-Detective Pritam Singh and Phase VIII Station House Officer Sub-Inspector Kul Bhushan were placed under suspension on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Mohali |
March 31, 2011 12:25:13 am

Mohali Superintendent of Police (SP)-Detective Pritam Singh and Phase VIII Station House Officer (SHO) Sub-Inspector Kul Bhushan were placed under suspension on Wednesday evening with immediate effect. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal,who also holds the Home Affairs portfolio,suspended the police officials for allegedly “hurting the sentiments of Sikhs by removing the turban of a Sikh protester during a protest staged by retrenched rural veterinary pharmacists and class IV employees near the PCA Stadium,Mohali,on Monday”.

Taking a serious view of the incident,Sukhbir also ordered a magisterial inquiry into the “disrespect shown to the Sikh religion”.

“We will take stern action against anyone found guilty of showing disrespect to turban or any religious symbol of the Sikhs or other communities. There is absolutely zero tolerance to any such act of this nature committed by anyone,regardless of the position held by the guilty. No one will be spared in this regard,” asserted Sukhbir.

He directed DGP P S Gill to ensure complete compliance of the government orders issued in this regard.

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First published on: 31-03-2011 at 12:25:13 am

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