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Day after Faridkot clashes, family agrees to conduct post-mortem of deceased

Demanding FIR against cops who opened fire on protesting Sikhs at Behbal Kalan on Wednesday, the families of deceased Krishan Singh and Gurjit Singh had refused post mortem and cremation.

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Sikh organisations blocked Bathinda – Amritsar road near Goniana against alleged desecration of religious book in Bathinda on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

A day after two persons were killed in police firing at Behbal Kalan and Faridkot district in Punjab remained tense over torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib found three days back, the family of one deceased Krishan Singh, 41, of village Naimiyewala agreed for cremation and his body was sent for post mortem at Faridkot Medical college and hospital on Thursday.

Demanding FIR against cops who opened fire on protesting Sikhs at Behbal Kalan on Wednesday, the families of deceased Krishan Singh and Gurjit Singh had refused post mortem and cremation.

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The family of 27 year old Gurjit Singh from Sarawan did not agree for post mortem till filing of this report and Sikh radical organizations’ representatives did not allow cops to ferry his body to Faridkot for post mortem.

His body was kept at him home for ‘darshan’ as he got ‘martyred’ fighting for Sikh panth, said Pritpal Singh a villager from Saranwa.

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Speaking to Indian Express, Sukhminder Singh Mann, SSP Faridkot said that ‘magisterial enquiry ordered by deputy commissioner will only bring out the facts.’

“We have requested families to let the magisterial enquiry report ordered by DC get completed. If cops will be found guilty, the action against them will follow as part of procedure, said SSP.

He said that ‘no immediate FIR will be registered against the cops.’

Meanwhile, call of Punjab bandh was given by Sikh organisations for Thursday. The routes to the main Kotakapura chowk where police used tear gas shells and water canons to disperse protestors were opened on Thursday.

“We are trying to clear the blockage and majority of protestors have now dispersed. Fallen trees are being cleared since last night to avoid hassle for commuters on Moga- Kotakapura road,” said SSP.