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Faridkot firing: Police team booked for murder

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Chandigarh:A case of murder and Arms act was today registered against unidentified personnel of a police team in connection with the October 14 firing in Faridkot in which two Sikhs were killed and over 70 others were injured.

“A case under various sections of IPC including murder and Arms Act has been registered against the police team,” an official spokesman said.

“The case had been registered against unidentified police personnel. The police team was headed by Charanjit Singh, the then SSP Moga,” the spokesman said.

The firing took place after a clash between protesting Sikhs and police in Behbal Kalan village of Faridkot.

Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, ADGP-cum-Director, Bureau of Investigation has ordered the registration of a case, he said.

The case, registered at Bajakhana police station, will be probed under the supervision of the SIT headed by Sahota, the spokesman said.

“The SIT headed by Sahota will supervise the probe of the case to ensure that the guilty are brought to the book,” the spokesman said.

At Behbal Kalan, Sikhs were protesting against desecration of holy book at Bargari village of Faridkot district.

After the incident, Sikhs took to the streets across Punjab demanding action against guilty policemen and those behind sacrilege of holy book.

Police have arrested six persons, including two granthis (priests) in connection with five out of total seven incidents of sacrilege in different districts of the state.

Police claimed “foreign hands, including of persons from Australia and Dubai” in the incident after tracing the calls of two accused with their contacts abroad.