Kurukshetra: As per media reports Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who Jump off water tank on March 20, was cremated at his native village Thaska Ali in Kurukshetra district on Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday evening, Sikh leaders had agreed to cremate Khalsa’s body, claiming that BJP MLA Bakshish Singh Virk and Kurukshetra deputy commissioner SS Phulia had assured them that their demands will be met.
As per reports he was to be cremated in the morning, but the Sikh leaders stalled the cremation and demanded a copy of suspension orders of the SHOs.
Sikh leaders had demanded suspension of Jhansa and Ismailabad SHOs, and filing of a fresh FIR under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the IPC against the SHOs.
Baljit Singh Daduwal, who held talks with the government, had said the cremation will take place at 10am on Sunday at Thaska Ali village. Daduwal had said the decision was taken after government accepted their demands, which included transfer of Kurukshetra SP Abhishek Garg and DSP Dheeraj Kumar.
Sikh leaders asked the government to provide them copies of the suspension order, failing which they will “take the body to Punjab”.
The DC, on behalf of the government, had handed over a letter ordering a magisterial inquiry by Shahbad sub-divisional magistrate into Khalsa’s suicide.
Although, there was no mention of the demands in the letter, Virk, while talking to media persons, said the demands have been accepted including the transfer of the SP and the DSP.
Khalsa jump off water tank on Tuesday while demanding release of Sikh prisoners who have already completed their jail terms. The family had alleged that the police forced him to jump off the water tank.