- Shaurya Chakra-awardee Balwinder Singh shot dead by unknown assailants
- The incident is from Tarn Taran district of the state. Balwinder’s family members and locals resented the incident
new Delhi. Balwinder Singh Bhikwind (Shaurya Chakra-awardee Balwinder Singh) was shot and killed by unidentified assailants who took on Sikh terrorism in Punjab and awarded the Shaurya Award for bravery. The incident is from Tarn Taran district of the state. Balvinder’s family members and locals are angry with the incident. Even the family members agitated by the incident have refused to perform the last rites of Balwinder. Balwidar’s wife Jagdish Kor says that her husband is sacrificed for the country, so he should be given martyr status.
Rakar, administration and open agencies held responsible
At the same time, questions have also come under the scanner of the administration and government regarding the murder of Balwinder. The family says that there are 42 FIRs on the attacks on our family, so the withdrawal of security by the government was a wrong decision. The family has held the government, administration and open agencies responsible for this. Family members say that we have requested the government and the administration to provide security several times, but our demand was ignored. They also allege that the security is being taken care of only by those connecting it with their status symbol, but who really needs it. There is no hearing on his plea.
Shot from point blank range
At the same time, Pranpreet Kaur, daughter of deceased Balwinder Singh, says that if we had got security, today would not have seen this day. Pranpreet said that we sent emails, written applications to the government several times about this, but we did not hear any. Let me tell you that Balwinder was shot in his hometown Bhikiwind at 7 am from the Point Blanc range. He was hit by five bullets. Bhikhiwind is 35 km from Taran Taran city. This is the place where terrorism was at its peak in the 80s and 90s. He was awarded the Shaurya Chakra in 1993.