The sister of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana has confirmed yesterday’s incident of the attack on journalist Kanwar Sandhu. Kanwar Sandhu posted his response on the incident by saying he was set up and that Rajoana deliberately attacked him in the jail cell.
Bibi Kamaldeep Kaur took to social media to present her side of the story. She stated that 8-10 jail employees were present in the cell and that they had taken a hold of Rajoana as he charged on Kanwar Sandhu. She further stated that despite the heavy presence of jail employees Rajoana was able to get loose and attack Kanwar Sandhu with his Siri Sahib. She says, “due to presence of jail workers the Siri Sahib only slightly hit Kanwar Sandhu.”
The sister has confirmed that Rajoana purposely attacked journalist Kanwar Sandhu as he was upset about his reporting with Pinky Cat.
She goes onto say that it was Rajoana’s way of responding to publishing “False” reporting about him without his side of the story. She writes a detailed letter addressing the meeting on Facebook.
An exclusive footage from the Patiala Jail reveals journalist Kanwar Sandhu running from cell of Bhai Rajoana. Kanwar Sandhu is seen running out of the Jail cell with his blue turban in his hand.
The footage reveals Gurmeet Pinky did walk in with Kanwar Sandhu but wasn’t present with him while meeting Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana. Kanwar Sandhu can be seen running out of the jail cell but Pinky Cat is now where to be seen. The video footage appears to confirm Kanwar Sandhu’s video and text accounts of what exactly happened.
Kanwar Sandhu wrote on Facebook regarding incident in Patiala Jail:
There was an unfortunate incident this afternoon. After the videos, “Confessions of a Punjab Police Cop” were uploaded on Youtube, I was approached last week by a lady, Kamaldeep Kaur, who said that she was Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana’s sister. She said that I should have taken his version on issues concerning him. I told her that this was not done as these were video reports and videography was not possible in jail. I said she could send the version and I would use it as it is still a developing report. She said that I should meet Rajoana for the version and offered to arrange the meeting in jail.
The meeting was fixed by her for today. She insisted that I ask Gurmeet Singh Pinky to come so that he could be face to face with Rajoana. I asked Pinky, if he could. He said, fine. She said that her husband would go along with me to meet Rajoana. Her husband spoke to me on the way (to check if I was coming) and then at the jail gate. I was ushered into the jail and when I met Rajoana, her husband was also sitting there. Pinky was not with me. When I met Rajoana and the other gentleman, an argument ensued and when I noticed that Rajoana and the other person were getting violent, I tried to move away. The jail officials intervened and lest the situation gets out of hand, I moved out of the jail.
Rajoana’s sister has posted a comment on her facebook page. I posted my own comments there but these were removed. In this post, she has accused me of yellow journalism at the behest of the government. I will not join issue with her as she claims to be an honourable person. I would only say that on my journalism, I would want my work to speak for itself. Nothing more to say. If they say that it is okay to insult or attack a person after inviting him, God Bless them. Just to say that I am fine and my nose is fine too (contrary to what PTC channel is saying)!