Tribune Information Service
Kolkata, October 9
Balwinder Singh, a person arrested by Kolkata Police for carrying a gun throughout BJP’s protest rally in Kolkata on Thursday, is a Black Cat commando and a veteran of the Kargil struggle.
In line with “bio-data” of Balwinder (45), tweeted by BJP chief Kailash Vijaybargiya, he was with the Particular Forces (6 Para) and had taken half in a number of navy operations together with Operation Vijay launched by the Vajpayee authorities to throw out intruders from Kargil.
Balwinder, who’s initially from Bathinda, acquired commando coaching at NSG Coaching Centre at Manesar. The Particular Forces jawan, whose character has been described as “exemplary” within the bio-data, is an knowledgeable in dealing with varied sorts of weapons together with AK-47 and the Israeli Tavore.
Vijaybargiya took umbrage saying that not solely the soldier was roughed up by police, he was additional insulted as his turban was eliminated.
“Safety personnel Balwinder Singh has been overwhelmed up by the Kolkata Police and his turban has been eliminated. He’s a reliable soldier who has carried out quite a lot of navy coaching programs. The humiliation heaped on such a daredevil by the Mamata regime is painful. The policemen liable for the act should be punished”, Vijaybargiya, BJP basic secretary, who’s in-charge of the occasion’s West Bengal unit, tweeted.
In line with police, Balwinder Singh is private safety guard of BJP chief Priyanshu Pandey. Each Balwinder and Priyanshu, who had been amongst these taken into custody by the police for violence throughout the BJP’s “Nabanna Chalo Abhiyan” (March to state secretariat ‘Nabanna’) on Thursday, have been detained.
BJP nationwide secretary Arvind Menon additionally condemned the police motion. “West Bengal police have insulted the complete Sikh neighborhood by eradicating the turban of Balwinder Singh. It appears to be like like Mughal rule is again in Bengal. The insult exhibits that besides one neighborhood, others don’t have any proper to stay in Bengal with dignity,” tweeted Menon.
BJP chief Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga additionally posted a tweet criticising the alleged removing of Balwinder’s turban by police and mentioned the act was paying homage to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Video grabs of the incident confirmed Balwinder being dragged by the police by holding his shirt collar. Nonetheless, his turban had already come off by then.
Brushing apart the criticism, police officers right here mentioned it was extremely uncommon for anybody to return to a protest rally with a loaded pistol (zero.32 bore). The pistol was having a legitimate licensc however allowed to be used in Rajouri solely.