Bathinda: Close on the heels of stones pelted at the cavalcade of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal at village Kandhwala Hazar Khan in Jalalabad on Sunday evening, shoe was hurled at Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at village Ratta Khera under Lambi assembly constituency on Wednesday afternoon.
Badal who is on election campaign was addressing the people with an appeal to ensure SAD-BJP forms the government in Punjab for third straight term when Gurbachan Singh hurled shoe at the CM. As per the people present in the election meeting the shoe touched Badal though the authorities claimed that the shoe fell near Badal. The police have arrested the person, Gurbachan Singh who is a relative of Sarbat Khalsa appointed Jathedar of Takhat Keshgarh Sahib Amrik Singh Ajnala.
The eyewitnesses said Gurbachan was angry with the SAD-BJP government’s failure in arresting the persons responsible for the acts of sacrilege early October in 2015 and no policeman were identified for the killing of two persons at village Behbal Kalan on October 14, 2015 when they were protesting against desecration of Bir of Guru Granth Sahib.
Muktsar SSP Dhruman H Nimbale when contacted said “Gurbachan Singh, who is the brother of religious preacher Amrik Singh Ajnala was sitting in the second row in the audience. He rose from his seat and threw the shoe towards Badal. The security person standing ahead of Badal tried to stop the shoe but it touched Badal’s turban and fell on the ground. Police have detained the person and are making investigations.”