Wednesday 2 September 2009

Baba’s devotees throng court, police on tenterhooks


Baba’s devotees throng court, police on tenterhooks
Jagraon Hundreds of followers of Baba Balvir Singh Lamme, a radical Sikh leader, descended on the local courts on Monday morning making it difficult for the Jagraon police to take him inside the court for hearing.
The police had to call in extra force to keep the surging devotees at bay.
Despite heavy police presence, the followers raised slogans creating a din in the court complex.
In June this year, the Ludhiana police had recovered 32 gelatins sticks weighing approximately four kilogram explosives along with six detonators from the possession of Kuljit Singh alias Kanta, a resident of Ludhiana, Bhag Singh and Baba Balvir Singh, both residents of Lamme village. According to the police, the trio are the members of radical Sikh organisation Khalistan Zindabad Force.
According to the police, Ranjit Singh alias Neeta a dreaded militant, who had sought shelter in Pakistan, was providing explosive material to members of the Khalistan Zindabad Force for conducting explosions and anti-national activities at the instance of the ISI.
Jagraon SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said Baba had tried to derail the police investigations in the case by registering a false case at Jagraon claiming that a few men were demanding ransom from him. The baba had been hiding explosives for over a year and had tried to play the card when he sensed that the police was suspecting him. The baba is in judicial remand till September 14.

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