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Arrest of Bains brothers: Women supporters pray in gurdwaras across Atam Nagar

'It is surprising that the police realised about the attempt to murder charges a day after lodging an FIR.'

arrest, gurudwara prayer, Simarjeet Singh Bains, murder charges, ludhiana news, city news, local news, ludhiana newslineA day after Atam Nagar MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains and 60 of his supporters were booked under attempt to murder charges, women supporters started praying in gurdwaras across Bains’s constituency. Bains’s supporters said prayers would continue in the coming days as well.

Bail applications for the release of all supporters and both arrested Bains brothers will be filed on Monday morning in the district courts, said Karamjeet Singh Bains, brother of the two MLAs. Another of their brothers, Paramjeet Bains, said, “It is surprising that the police realised about the attempt to murder charges a day after lodging an FIR under the Mining Act. We are fighting for the common man who is getting sand for Rs 6,000 per trolley while illegal mining is being done at hundreds of sites in Punjab for free.”

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They added that “this shows that the government is party to the mafia. The government is arresting elected representatives and putting them behind bars by framing them falsely.”

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On Saturday, charges under Section 7 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) were added to the FIR against Simarjeet Singh Bains and 60 of his supporters (of whom 30 are already behind bars) on the basis of a complaint filed by ASI Gurmeet Singh. and his 60 supporters out of which 30 are already behind bars. Bains’s jailed supporters have been sent to separate jails in Punjab as they had started a dharna inside the Ludhiana central jail on April 17, which was the day they were arrested.

It was revealed that ASI Gurmeet Singh had “remembered” only on Saturday afternoon that Simarjeet Singh Bains was riding a tractor, irrespective of the fact that Gurmeet Singh and other officers were standing in front of it.

First published on: 20-04-2015 at 03:35:13 am
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