No need to shift Nihang chief to PGI: Baba Balbir

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Patiala, Dec 8 (UNI) Baba Balbir Singh, the Working Chief of Nihang Sect asserted here today there was no need to shift Baba Santa Singh from the Bagehci Nihang Singh (rest place of Nihangs) here to PGI, Chandigarh, for further treatment.

Addressing a news conference here, Baba Balbir Singh claimed that Baba Santa Singh was in good health and two doctors round the clock were taking care of him.

He strongly turned down the demand of Bhai Joginder Singh to shift Baba Santa Singh to PGI.

Baba Joginder Singh of Bathinda in a meeting held at Ludhiana yesterday had made the demand alleging that Baba Balbir Singh had kidnapped Baba Santa Singh, who was not in good health.

He also claimed in the meeting that many Nihangs have refused to accept Baba Balbir Singh as the next chief of the Nihang sect.

Today, in a bid to clarify his stand, Baba Balbir Singh today claimed that he was appointed the chief of the sect by Baba Santa Singh himself.

He also alleged that Baba Joginder Singh was playing in the hands of Baba Surjit Singh and Udey Singh who were wanted in the case of killing his father and brothers on September 21 this year here at Patiala.

He also demanded that investigation of the murder case be handed over to an independent agency like CBI and apprehended that the duo was hatching a conspiracy to eliminate him as well.

He said that he had received few threatening calls and reported the matter to the police.

Later, Baba Balbir Singh took media persons to the bedroom of Baba Santa Singh where Baba Santa Singh did not respond their greetings and seemed to have little or no awareness of his surroundings.

UNI

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