In America, a Sikh was arrested for carrying Kirpan. Not only that, the police took him in handcuffs. A customer in the grocery store called the police by phone. However, later the Sikh was released. Harpreet Singh Khalsa (33) who was arrested By US Police, his first name was Justin Smith. Justin adopted Sikh religion 9 years ago. He used to Wear Kirpan Everyday. Harpreet owns a catering business. Even before, the police has stopped him several times. Last week, he was arrested from a grocery store in Keystonville, Maryland. Harpreet told the police that Kirpan is a part of his religion but the police did not listen to him. They took his Kirpan, put handcuffs and carried him with them. It is mentionable here that Kirpan Hold A Special Place In Sikhism. According to Jennifer Peach, Baltimore County Officer, “Harpreet was released without any charge.” The police confirmed that he had no knife but Kirpan, From Which there was no threat to anyone.
“The officer who arrested Harpreet, followed all the rules. Nobody can be exempted from the law to keep arms.” She Further Stated that The people of the department are being educated about the culture the Sikhs.
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