Amarinder Singh Shocked Over "Humiliating Treatment" Of Sikh Man In Bengal
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked Mamata Banerjee to take strict action. (File)Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has expressed shock at the "humiliating treatment" of a Sikh man by the police in West Bengal who allegedlywhile he being taken into custody for carrying a firearm during a BJP rally."Not done, says Punjab CM@capt_amarinder, expressing shock at humiliating treatment of a Sikh youth by @WBPolice, who reportedly pulled off his turban during arrest," Mr Singh's media advisor Raveen Thukral tweeted on Friday night.The Punjab chief minister has asked his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee to take strict action "against concerned cop for hurting the Sikh religious sentiments".Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal also condemned the "vicious attack".
Viral visuals of the police wrestling a 43-year-old Sikh man to the ground during the BJP's mega protest in Kolkata's twin city Howrah on Thursday during a protest march have set off a major controversy with the party accusing the police of hurting religious sentiments by pulling off the turban of 43-year-old Balwinder Singh, a resident of Bhatinda.Responding to the controversy hours after it erupted, the West Bengal Police said it never intended to hurt the sentiments of any community.