*BREAKING NEWS – 4 SIKH POLITICAL PRISONERS TO BE RELEASED TODAY; HARMINDER SINGH, MANJINDER SINGH, GURJANT SINGH & JASWINDER SINGH, THE SIKH RELIEF TEAM ARE WAITING TO WELCOME THEM AT THE NABHA PRISON GATES *
On 13th July 2010, Khanna police arrested Harminder Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Manjinder Singh and Gurjant Singh and charged them under the Arms & Explosives Act and the Unlawful Activities Act. Today, Gurpreet Singh Khalsa from Sikh Relief was present at the Ludhiana Sessions Court when Judge Kurnesh Kumar, convicted all four Singhs to 5 years imprisonment and fines of 2400 Rs each. As well as this, Jaswinder Singh and Harminder Singh were sentenced to 3 years and a 1000Rs fine. However, they were all acquitted of charges registered against them under the Unlawful Activities Act. Advocates S S Gupta and Jaspal Singh Manjhpur were representing the Singhs in court. It is important to note here that these sentences have all been cancelled out by the fact the Singhs have already spent more than five years behind bars in custody. Therefore, it is expected they will be released from Nabha Maximum Security Jail later today and our team are there waiting to welcome them.
Sikh Relief have taken care of all four legal cases as well as the welfare of the prisoners, since 2010. In addition to this, we have annually fulfilled the education fees for Harminder Singh and Gurjant Singh’s children, provided monthly maintenance costs for all four families and covered the medical assistance for Jaswinder Singh’s elderly parents. Recently, Sikh Relief arranged an emergency operation for Jaswinder Singh’s father who had hurt his back after he suffered a severe fall. It is a matter of great honour and respect that two of these prisoners – Jaswinder Singh and Manjinder Singh, who were in their youth at the time they were arrested, spent their time within the harsh confines of prison, furthering themselves through higher education and as part of Sikh Relief’s education programme, we funded their degree level studies, which they passed with flying colours!
We will bring you further photo’s of the moment these Singhs take their first breath of freedom…… via sikhrelief.org
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