Breaking his silence, Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma on Monday virtually admitted to his supporters’ role in the May 17 attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale near Ludhiana.
“Some of the attackers are students of the Taksal. Even the vehicles belong to the Taksal. But I was unaware about all this,” said Dhumma, who was recently engaged in a spat with Dhadrianwale. Soon after the attack, fingers were being pointed at Taksal’s supporters.
Talking to mediapersons at the Taksal headquarters in Chowk Mehta, 40 km from here, Dhumma also announced full support, including legal, to the assailants.
“The attack on Dhadrianwale is the result of his objectionable remarks on Taksal’s ‘dastar’ (turban) and false propaganda being carried out by him inside and outside the country,” said Dhumma.
“The propaganda was deeply hurting Taksal followers. Dhadrainwale must understand that remarks made against me are remarks made against the entire organisation. Understandably, Taksal followers were angry,” he added.
Dhumma also warned Dhadrianwale that if he did not stop his propaganda against the Taksal, situation would get tense further.