Gurmeet Singh is a resident of the village Sursingh Patti in Tarn Taran district. He earned his living by farming the family land. In June 2010, Amritsar Special Cell police arrested him from home and charged him under the Arms and Explosives Act. Police alleged Gurmeet Singh was involved in unlawful activity with two prisoners already in custody; Sukhdev Singh and Sher Singh also being held in Amritsar Jail, who were caught in possession of arms and explosives. The case took an age to progress through the courts until, nearly six years later, a judge upheld the conviction but declared the sentence to be completed due to time served in custody.
Therefore, on 14th September 2015, Gurmeet Singh returned home to his family. As with all our political prisoners, Sikh Relief offered legal and welfare support, but Gurmeet Singh humbly declined as the family were in a strong enough position to manage. However, Sikh Relief closely followed Gurmeet Singh’s case and our team member, Parminder Singh Amloh, regularly attended Gurmeet Singh’s court hearings. We wish Gurmeet Singh and his family every success and happiness in the future and pray for the speedy release of our remaining political prisoners.