Punjab deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had known as the lynching of Lakhbir a doable conspiracy to defame the farmers’ agitation (File photograph)
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab authorities has fashioned a three-member particular investigation workforce (SIT) to probe the homicide of Lakhbir Singh on the Singhu border. The authorities has acted on a grievance filed by the deceased’s sister, who alleged that he was allured by some unknown individuals and brought to Singhu, the place he was murdered by some Nihangs on October 15 for alleged sacrilege.
On Tuesday, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had known as the lynching of Lakhbir, a Dalit Sikh from Tarn Taran, a doable conspiracy to defame the farmers’ agitation. The incident has kicked off a political storm after pictures of one of many Nihang leaders with Union minister N S Tomar surfaced on social media. Referring to the images, Randhawa stated, “This has raised real doubts and suspicion within the minds of individuals which is able to want to be cleared and the Punjab authorities will do every thing to attain to the foundation of the conspiracy and expose and punish the culprits.”
As per the order issued by DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, ADGP-cum-director, bureau of investigation, Varinder Kumar would be the SIT chairman whereas DIG, Ferozepur Range, Inderbir Singh and SSP, Tarn Taran, Harvinder Singh will probably be members. Varinder has been authorised to co-opt some other police officer posted within the state for enquiry, as per necessities. He has additionally been given the freedom to receive the assist and help of some other wing/unit of the Punjab Police.