Dera Sacha Sauda follower Pradeep Singh was shot dead in the Faridkot Sacrilege case. CCTV footage of the incident has surfaced. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has appealed to maintain peace in the wake of fears of escalation of tension in the area following the brutal killing of a sacrilege accused. He has also directed the police to take strict action against the culprits.
Murder on the way to the shop
In the case of the murder of Faridkot Dera Sacha Sauda Follower, CCTV footage has been claimed to have surfaced. According to the ANI report, unidentified assailants can be seen in the CCTV footage. It said that on Thursday morning when Pradeep Singh was going to his shop, he was fired upon.
Police also ready in view of the unrest
It is worth noting that the Dera has a big influence in Punjab, in such a situation the murder of Pradeep Singh, accused in the Bargari sacrilege incident and a follower of Dera Sacha Sauda, can provoke unrest. In the case of sacrilege, the state police is also ready in view of the possibility of increasing tension after the murder.
What did the Faridkot Inspector General of Police say?
According to the report of ANI, unidentified assailants on a bike shot dead Dera Sacha Sauda follower Pradeep Singh in Faridkot, Punjab. In this case, Faridkot Range Inspector General of Police (IG) Pradeep Kumar Yadav said that Pradeep Singh died in a firing incident in Punjab, while 3 people were injured. His security personnel also retaliated. We have got CCTV footage and got some clues. The situation is under control.
What did the Chief Minister say?
CM Bhagwant Mann said, Punjab is a peaceful state where brotherhood among people is very strong. No one will be allowed to disturb peace in Punjab. Strict instructions have been given to the police and civil officials to maintain peace in the state.
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Dera Sacha Sauda follower Pradeep Singh, also an accused in the Bargari Sacrilege incident, was shot dead in Faridkot by unidentified bike-borne assailants. Punjab CM appeals for peace.
Story first published: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 11:33 [IST]