On Friday, former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to express his displeasure over an incident. The incident took place in West Bengal where police saw a Sikh being dragged, disrespecting his turban and being dragged by his hair.
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Desk News Report:
The spinner tagged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her post: “Please look at that @mamamtaofficial issue. It was not right to do so.”
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 9, 2020
Source: Harbhajan Singh tweeter
Harbhajan Singh tweeted a video where a man wearing a turban was seen being beaten by state police personnel even after his turban went off his head. In the video, the Sikh man is also seen pulling her hair.
The BJP was holding a protest procession at the State Secretariat Navanne on Thursday. The controversial video of police clashing with Balwinder Singh, a personal bodyguard of BJP leader Priyangu Pandey, went viral on social media.
प्रियांगू पांडेय की सेक्युरिटी में तैनात बलविंदर सिंह की पगड़ी खीच खीच कर उतारना,सड़क पर घसीट कर बर्बर तरीके से पीटा जाना बंगाल पुलिस की बर्बरता दर्शाता है।@MamataOfficial दोषी पुलिसवालों पर सख्त कार्यवाही करो।
इसी पगड़ी वाले सिखो ने बांग्लादेश बनाया था। pic.twitter.com/stWTeXKmpC
— Impreet Singh Bakshi ਇਮਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਖ਼ਸ਼ੀ (@impreetsbakshi) October 9, 2020
Police, however, claimed that Balwinder Singh was carrying a weapon illegally.
BJP state branch president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday said it was a licensed weapon and that the man had all the legal documents to carry the firearm.
Dilip Babu said at a press conference on Thursday that “the police were a safe person and he should be released as he was carrying a licensed weapon.”