Booked under charges of sedition along with 19 others, Giani Dhian Singh Mand was sent to police custody for a day.
Jathedar Dhian singh Mand, who was ‘announced’ as interim jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib during the November 10 Sarbat Khalsa, was produced in the court by Amritsar (rural) police. The case was registered against him at the Chattiwind police station.
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal called the Congress an “anti-national” party on Saturday, accusing it of stirring trouble in the state by encouraging secessionist forces.
Badal told a news conference that Congress leaders shared stage with radical and separatist elements at a recent gathering in Amritsar, where the demand for Khalistan was made.
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