Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa, who has been on virtual house arrest, has filed a petition in the High Court seeking permission to meet with Sikh sangat and his supporters. Bapu Ji has been kept isolated by the police for no apparent reason.
Bapu Ji is steadfast for his demand for release of political prisoners who have served their sentences, irrespective of their religious affiliation. Bapu Ji remains in high spirits and is in chardi kala.
Ludhiana/ Chandigarh: Alleging undeclared house arrest by Punjab police, 82-year-old Sikh activist Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa yesterday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s struggle has entered its 217th day.
In the petition filed last afternoon, Bapu Surat Singh’s counsel ADS Jattana said the petitioner had virtually been placed under house arrest and the police was not permitting anyone to enter his residence. The petition is expected to come up for hearing on Friday.
Advocate Jattana made it clear that the immediate reason for knocking the high court doors was his son-in-law’s death. After his murder in Chicago, grieving relatives and other people were coming to Khalsa’s house for expressing grief, but they were not being allowed to meet him.
Claiming that this was against his rights as an individual, Jattana said the police were not within their rights to isolate him, particularly when no proceedings were pending against him. via Sikh Siyasat