New Delhi, April 9, (YP Bureau)
Paramjit Singh Sarna president of DSGMC and Akali Dal Delhi was attacked at the venue of a Kirtan Darbar in Delhi by Harvinder Singh, the youth who had attacked and slapped Union Minister Sharad Pawar earlier. Sarna was caught unawares and his turban fell off.
The incident happened in the vicinity of Rohini at Japani Park on Saturday Night. Sources said that supporters of Sarna then overpowered Harvinder Singh and took him backstage where he was given a severe thrashing. He is said to have sustained serious injuries. Harvinder Singh was later handed over to the Delhi Police.
The incident happened in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in a Kirtan Darbar organised by Manjit Singh Sachdeva, a member of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee. Bhai Manpreet Singh Kanpuri was reciting ‘Shabad Kirtan’ at the Kirtan Darbar when Harvinder attacked Sarna.
A vernacular has reported that Sarna was sitting on a chair when he was kicked by Harvinder Singh. As Sarna fell off the chair his turban also fell off.
Harvinder’s motive of attacking Sarna could not be known immediately but Sarna is reported to have claimed that he had the information that he can be attacked.
The police have registered a case u/s 107/151 of the IPC but only Harvinder Singh was taken into custody.
While condemning the incident, Jasjit Singh UK of Shiromani Akali Dal UK, has said that it is not right on the part of the Delhi Police not to have arrested supporters of Sarna who had manhandled and injured Harvinder soon after he attacked Sarna.
Jasjit Singh UK however maintained that the youth should not have attacked Sarna in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Jasjit Singh UK a known critic of Sarna said that this shows that how Sikhs were fed up of the corrupt practices of Sarna brothers.
Harvinder Singh had publicly slapped Union Minister Sharad Pawar on 24th of November, 2011 at New Delhi when he was coming out of a function.