Ludhiana: Battling for life from last three months, the Sikh activist Joga Singh Khalistani died at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday.
It may be recalled here that Joga Singh and his accomplices were attacked by car borne persons at Churpur Road on June 30. Joga Singh had suffered multiple injuries and admitted to hospital in critical condition. The cause of death was head injury. The doctors attending Joga Singh said that he was unconscious from last many days and ultimately succumbed to injuries.
However, Joga Singh Khalistani was not associated with any organisation but he always participated in issues related with the Sikh community.
On June 12 this year, Joga Singh Khalistani was booked for thrashing preacher Sandeep Singh associated with Damdami Taksal at Police Station Shimlapuri.
Joga Singh had opposed for giving ‘Siropa’ to Sandeep Singh during the function at Gurdwara Singh Sabha of Ram Nagar and entered in scuffle. The scuffle took ugly shape and Joga Singh allegedly attacked Sandeep Singh and also damaged his car.
Joga Singh was against giving Siropa as Sandeep Singh was associated with Damdami Taksal and the supporters of Taksal had attacked the Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadriawale in Ludhiana.
Few days after the incident Joga Singh and his three accomplices were attacked when they were crossing Churpur Road. Initially, the Haibowal police had registered attempt to murder case against unidentified persons but later on nine persons were nominated in the case.
The Sikh preacher Sandeep Singh associated with Damdami Taksal was also nominated in the case but he was granted bail by Punjab and Haryana High Court. As many as five persons were arrested by the police.
SHO at Police Station Haibowal said that they would add Section 302 (murder) of the IPC in the cas
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