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Two arrested for beating up a Sikh man in Haryana: policemen

Police said both the accused were arrested from Pega village in Jind district. (Representative)

Chandigarh:

Haryana police on Friday arrested two people in connection with the alleged attack on a Sikh man in Kaithal, who alleged that he was beaten up and called a “Khalistani” by his assailants.

After the incident that took place on Monday evening, the Kaithal police formed a five-member special investigation team to probe the incident.

The detained have been identified as Ishu, a resident of Singwal village in Jind, and Sunil, a resident of Shergarh village, Superintendent of Police, Kaithal, Upasana told reporters in Kaithal.

Both the accused are around 30 years old and were arrested from Pega village in Jind district, she added.

She said that during the preliminary interrogation of the accused, it came to light that Ishu, who deals in finance, is facing two cases under the Arms Act, she said, adding that Sunil is a taxi driver.

She added that the arrests were made on the basis of various information collected by the SIT.

The police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the duo.

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) condemned the incident and called for immediate action against the perpetrators.

According to the police complaint, the victim was waiting at a railway crossing in Kaithal when the incident took place on Monday evening.

As the gates opened and traffic began to move, the man argued with two young motorcyclists. The matter escalated and a fight broke out between them.

“They insulted me and called me a Khalitani. One person got off his motorcycle and hit me with bricks,” the hospitalized victim told reporters on Tuesday.

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