AMBALA, Haryana—Prominent Sikh journalist Surinder Singh has been charged and imprisoned in a 27 year old case. Surinder Singh is a journalist who has extensively covered Sikh political issues. He was eminent in providing coverage for Bapu Surat Singh’s hunger strike. It is strongly suspected that his arrest has taken place to stop his investigative coverage from reaching the public domain.
He is currently held at Ambala Central Jail. A court hearing is expected to take place later this month. Surinder Singh was earlier presented in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Kumar. The 27 year old case dates back to June 1988 when Surinder Singh was affiliated with the Sikh Student Federation.
Sikh24 has learned that Surinder Singh had been forced to surrender by the police. He was under the radar of the Punjab Government due to his involvement in promoting Punjab and Sikh issues through mainstream journalism. He was detained in February 2015 along with Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s son – Ravinder Jeet Singh Gogi but later released due to international pressure.
Even though the statute of ‘Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act’ (TADA) has expired, it has apparently been used to detain Surinder Singh. Surinder Singh was earlier detained in Punjab, however later transferred to Haryana. Surinder Singh was due to interview Dr. Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon when his arrest took place. via sikh24