Kolkata . Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has expressed his displeasure after a Sikh security guard was beaten up in Bengal and stripped of his turban. She shared the video on Twitter and demanded action from the Chief Minister of the state, Mamata Banerjee.
Harbhajan shared the video of BJP leader Impreet Singh Bakshi. He tagged CM Mamta expressing displeasure and appealed to him to take action in the case. The video of the beating of Balwinder Singh posted in Kolkata by BJP leader Priyangu Pandey’s security went viral. During the beating of the police, the turban of the security personnel was opened.
– Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 9, 2020
At the same time, West Bengal Police has given its clarification on this whole incident. In their statement released on Twitter with the video of the incident, the police have said that the person concerned was carrying weapons in the protest. In the scuffle with our officer, the turban fell on its own. It is not our objective to hurt the sentiments of any community.
The concerned person was carrying firearms in yesterday’s protest. The Pagri had fallen off automatically in the scuffle that ensued, without any attempt to do so by our officer (visible in the video attached). It is never our intention to hurt the sentiments of any community (1/2) pic.twitter.com/aE8UgN36W5
– West Bengal Police (@WBPolice) October 9, 2020
Explain that the BJP had taken a march of the Secretariat Chalo, alleging deteriorating law and order in the state. The state police stopped the BJP leaders and then struggled on the streets for 3 hours. During this time this incident happened.