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'Those who take Guru Granth Sahib to police station to shield themselves can never be heirs of Punjab': Bhangwant Mann on 'Waris de Punjab' Waris de Punjab
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'Those who take Guru Granth Sahib to police station to shield themselves can never be heirs of Punjab': Bhangwant Mann on 'Waris de Punjab'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Feb 2023, 11:22 pm

Amritsar/IBNS: People, who brought the Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib to a police station to use it as a shield, are in no position to call themselves the 'waris' (heir) of Punjab, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said on Saturday.

“Those who use the Guru Granth Sahib as a means of protection by taking it to police station cannot be considered as true heirs or representatives of Punjab and its culture,” Mann said in a tweet in Punjabi.

His reaction comes a few days after the incident where ‘Waris De Punajab’ chief Amritpal Singh and his supporters, who were believed to be sympathetic to the Khalistani movement, stormed Ajnala police station, on the outskirts of Amritsar, wielding swords and firearms, managing to extract an assurance from the police that his aide and kidnapping case accused, Lovepreet Singh, would be released from custody.

Amritpal and his supporters brought a copy of the Guru Granth Sahib for an "amrit sanchar" (a Sikh ceremony) in a vehicle to the police station.

Following the ruckus, Lovepreet walked out of the jail, as Punjab Police said evidence revealed he was innocent and the SIT formed to investigate the matter has taken note of it.

It added that the crowd would disperse peacefully after the assurance of Lovepreet’s release and the law would take its course.

However, the Punjab Police said the protestors used the sacred text as a defence and went on to launch a cowardly attack on cops, causing injuries to six of them.

Amritpal Singh was made the chief of ‘Waris de Punjab’ after the outfit’s founder singer and actor Deep Sidhu was killed in a road accident last February.

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