Chandigarh, Oct 22: The two men living in Australia and Dubai who allegedly made calls to the accused behind the Punjab unrest have claimed that they were sending money for medical purposes.
The two men, Sukhjith Singh and Hardeep Singh from Australia and Dubai respectively have claimed that there was no conspiracy involved and the money was being sent for medical purposes.
The two men decided to reveal their identities after the Punjab police made their numbers public and claimed that the conspiracy to burn the Sikh scriptures was plotted by two handlers in Australia and Dubai.
Sent money for medical purposes
The Melbourne resident Sukhjith Singh decided to reveal his identity after his number was made public by the Punjab police.
In a chat with an Australian radio station, he said that he was sending money to Rupinder Singh, but it was for a medical treatment.
The claim by Hardeep Singh a resident of Dubai too is similar. He said that he was sending money for the treatment of the protestors who had been injured.
Sukhjith Singh says that he found that Rupinder Singh had sustained a back injury and hence he decided to help out considering that he was a dedicated youth.
Punjab police rubbish claim
A special investigating team of the Punjab police say that these are just claims and there is no truth in what the two men are saying.
They are bound to make such claims, police say. We are still probing the matter and will get to the bottom of it, Iqbal Preet Sahota, the head of the SIT says.
The SIT has its task cut out. The conversation that they have of Rupinder Singh is of October 15th while the incident of sacrilege occurred on October 12.
The SIT will now have to join the dots and ascertain that the incident of October 12 is connected to the call of October 15th.
The Punjab police had arrested Rupinder Singh and his brother Jaswinder Singh after it was found that they were conversing with two men in Australia and Dubai.
There was talk of a scripture and also money transfer during that conversation and the police are basing the investigation on this particular call.