Sikh bodies ransack shop amid bandh call
DIRBA/SANGRUR: Members of various Sikh organisations ransacked an electronics shop and beat up some rehriwallahs in Dirba on Sunday for ignoring the bandh call given by them in protest against the recent killing of a Sikh in Dabwali.
"Some 150 men took out a protest march through the bazaar brandishing swords. They were infuriated no end to find Bansal
Enterprises open," said eyewitnesses.
The crowd that was led by Jeet Singh Aloarkh of SAD(A), Amarjit Singh of Damdami Taksal and Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj representatives reportedly broke windowpanes and damaged lot of goods in the shop.
"They also beat up rehriwallahs who were found selling their wares," they added. Seeking the immediate arrest of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Sikh bodies had called a bandh, in response to which almost all other shopkeepers had downed their shutters.
The organisations have also supported the July 23 bandh call, to protest the Dera activities.