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Two police officials suspended in Sikh boy case

Written by: Staff
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Jaipur, Aug 23 (UNI) The Rajasthan government suspended two police officials in the hair chopping incident of a Sikh boy in the city.

Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria while addressing the protesting Sikhs at the city gurudwara said the police have mobilised all its forces to nab the culprits in the last 36 hours. Teams have been sent to different places and the relatives of the accused have been interrogated. He assured of results within the next 24 hours.

Mr Kataria said the policemen including the incharge of the Gandhi Nagar police station have been suspended for dereliction of duty.

Meanwhile the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar met the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje here today.

Commentator and MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and many eminent Sikh citizens including Rajasthan State Minority Commission Jasbir Singh, Housing Board chief Ajay Pal Singh and others were also part of the delegation.

Mrs Raje assured them of all possible help and stern action against the accused.

The Vasundhara government has been under fire as the police was unable to trace the culprits till now.

A number of political parties and organisations including the VHP, BJP and Congress have condemned the incident in strongest terms.

Meanwhile, reports from Sriganganagar say hundreds of Sikh took to the streets today demanding the immediate arrest of the culprits.

Inderprit Singh, 17, a class XII student of Kendriya Vidyalaya No.

3, while on his way back from school on a motorcycle on Monday, was stopped by a group of youths, who forced him into a car, assaulted and forcibly chopped off his hair.They later dropped a dazed Inderprit near the school.

Inderprit says one of the youths named Arjun Meena, whom he could identify, used to stand outside their school and tease girls, against which he protested. Arjun suspected that Inderprit was instigating his girlfriend, a student of the same school, against him.

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