Dera followers burn bus, block railway line, highway
Moga, March 7
Tension prevailed at the district headquarters in the town this afternoon when followers of Dera Sacha Sauda burnt a Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) bus, blocked the Moga Muktsar/Bathinda highway and disrupted the railway traffic on the Moga-Ludhiana railway line in protest against the registration of a police case against them in the wake of yesterday’s incident of violence in the nearby Dhalleke village.
This morning, the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda started gathering at
their local dera on the Moga-Muktsar road after coming to know that radical Sikh leader Baljeet Singh Daduwal had arrived in the gurdwara at Dhalleke village.
Daduwal, while addressing a gathering on the gurudwara premises, gave an ultimatum to the local administration to arrest the dera followers who pelted the gurdwara with stones within three days.
As soon as Daduwal left the town at about 3.30 pm, the dera followers marched towards the main square of the town.
On the way, they burnt a PRTC bus near the Public Works Department guest house and allegedly roughed up the driver and the conductor of the bus.
However, they did not proceed further in view of a heavy deployment of police and returned. They blocked the traffic on the Moga-Muktsar road near the flyover.
Another group of protesters blocked the Moga-Ludhiana railway line and forced a train to come to a halt, coming from Ludhiana. Another train coming from Ferozepur was stopped at the railway station.
The dera followers demanded cancellation of the criminal case registered against them and arrest of the ASI, Jagdish Lal, who ordered cane charge on them at Dhalleke village on Sunday.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Abhinav Trikha, and SSP Sneh Deep Sharma held a dialogue with them and assured them that the said ASI would be suspended from service and departmental action would also be initiated against him, after which blockades from the highway and the railway track were lifted by the protesters.
Re: Dera followers burn bus, block railway line, highway
These Dera followers created ruckus in the town, the day before this news. Not only this, they stone pelted the Gurdwara Sahib and broke window panes and attacked the sacred sanctorum.
Now ASI is being suspended for lathi charging them.
Sarre-aam dhakke-shahi te gunda gardi aa. Ludhiana ch 5 dec 2009 nu Sikh jad Ashutosh de program nu protest kar rahe c ta ohna te goli chalai jaandi, ik marr janda. Kisse ASI, MLA's son (was present at site) ya kisse hor te koi case ya suspension nahi.
Par koi hor aake Gurdware nu aag laa de, pathar marre ta ohna de case v close, te ohna ta karvai karan wale offices v suspend.......
Kyun kalle Sikh hi bache aa chapera khaan nu???? Dere aale v Sikha nu hi kutt laen te police v Sikha nu hi kutti javve.
Par yaad rakhyo je kitte fer dukhi hoke Sikha ne hathyar chak lae ta nuksan sab da brobar hona.