“Time[?] @MamataOfficial [?]to relook #BalvindraSingh implication[?] @WBPolice [?]and engage in rectification rather than justification. Already Balvindra poster boy for blatant Human Right violations in WB. Must appreciate extensive outrage at the ill-treatment,” Dhankhar tweeted.
Time @MamataOfficial 2 relook #BalvindraSingh implication @WBPolice & interact in rectification quite than justi… https://t.co/czIRWTHc5N
— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) 1602563008000
Singh was allegedly manhandled and his turban was eliminated by the West Bengal Police throughout a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) march in Howrah-Kolkata final Thursday, after which he was arrested on the fees of carrying a firearm illegally.
A nationwide outrage had later sparked towards the disrespect of the Sikh spiritual headgear.
He mentioned Singh has been arrested in a case registered below a number of related sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Disaster Management Act and Arms Act, together with expenses of rioting, try and homicide and disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.
“Implication @WBPolice #balwindersingh in offences that provide even life imprisonment as punishment is shocking and unconscionable. High time @MamataOfficial to take sane stance and send ‘human right’ and ‘rule of law’ friendly signal by withdrawing such allegations,” Dhankhar tweeted.
Earlier, Dhankhar had expressed concern over the “adversarial stance” of the state authorities towards Balvinder Singh and mentioned that inhuman therapy was being meted out to Singh.