An afternoon after a person named Balbinder Singh was once arrested with a pistol from GT Highway in Howrah all over the agitation by way of Bharatiya Janata Birthday celebration (BJP) employees, the birthday celebration alleged that the Sikh neighborhood was once insulted as Singh’s turban fell off when he was once being taken into custody. The police, alternatively, have denied the fee, announcing that the pagri fell off all over the scuffle and that the person was once requested to position it on ahead of he was once arrested.
The outrage over the incident had cricketer Harbhajan Singh tweeting to leader minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday, announcing: “Please glance into this subject @MamataOfficial this isn’t executed.”
He posted tweets and information video clippings tweeted by way of BJP’s Delhi unit secretary Impreet Singh Bakshi.
The similar tweets and movies had been additionally shared by way of BJP nationwide secretary Arvind Menon and different leaders.
“In Bengal, is there no admire for other people from different non secular faiths except for a particular one?” tweeted Menon.
A couple of contributors of the Sikh neighborhood staged a silent protest in central Kolkata. They carried small posters that sought “justice” for Singh.
Information pictures of Thursday’s incident confirmed that Singh grappled with 3 policemen and there was once jostling all over which his turban got here off. Police charged Singh beneath the Indian Palms Act because the licence he carried was once issued in Rajourie, Kashmir. It was once now not legitimate in West Bengal.
Singh was once produced in Howrah courtroom on Friday and remanded in custody.
“The involved individual was once sporting firearms in the day past’s protest. The Pagri had fallen off mechanically within the scuffle that ensued, with none try to take action by way of our officer (visual within the video connected). It’s by no means our aim to harm the emotions of any neighborhood,” The West Bengal Police tweeted round 10 pm on Friday, attaching a video of the incident.
“West Bengal Police respects all religions. The officer in particular requested him to position his Pagri again ahead of the arrest. The connected picture has been clicked proper ahead of he was once escorted to the Police Station. We stay dedicated to our accountability to uphold regulation and order within the state,” stated a 2d tweet.
“This can be a authorized weapon and must be returned to its proprietor. The person is the bodyguard of one among our state BJYM leaders. He has a legitimate licence for sporting the weapon. He works for a non-public safety company,” stated BJP state president Dilip Ghosh.
“The BJP is doing grimy politics. No person deliberately took off the person’s turban. It came about all over the jostling,” stated Trinamool Congress spokesperson and previous Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh.
BJYM nationwide president and Lok Sabha MP from Bangalore South, Tejasvi Surya has additionally accused the police of insulting the birthday celebration’s MPs.
Surya and two BJP MPs from Bengal went to Jorasanko police station to resort grievance in opposition to the police for the wounds suffered by way of birthday celebration employees all over the baton fee on Thursday.
The BJP MP alleged that he and the others had been shoved by way of the officials. In a video of the incident that he tweeted on Friday, Surya stated the MPs will convey a movement of breach of privilege in opposition to those policemen.