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Kejriwal government is running away from the release of Prof. Bhullar, National Minorities Commission should intervene: Prof. Sarchand Singh Khiala.

AMRIK SINGH | January 20, 2022 05:18 PM

AMRITSAR: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prof. Sarchand Singh Khiala has written a letter to National Minorities Commission Chairman Mr Iqbal Singh Lalpura regarding the release of Sikh prisoner Prof. Davinderpal Singh Bhullar by the Kejriwal government for not clearing the file.


He appealed to the Center to advocate for his release under Article 72 of the Indian Constitution. Prof. Khiala said that Prof. Davinderpal Singh Bhullar son of late Mr. Balwant Singh resident of village Dialpur Bhaika, District Bathinda, Punjab has been serving his jail term for last 27 years. The Sikh community is demanding his release today.


The Centre's Narendra Modi Government has issued a notification on the occasion of Guru Nanak's 550th birth centenary, announcing relief to eight Sikh prisoners, including the release of Prof. Davinderpal Singh Bhullar.


He said that so far all legal hurdles have been removed for the release of Prof. Bhullar. Bhullar is not being released as the Kejriwal government in Delhi has not cleared the permanent release file of Prof. Bhullar sent by the Punjab Jail Department as per the guidelines of the Union Home Ministry.

Although Bhullar's release was rejected by the Arvind Kejriwal government's Sentence Review Board in 2020, it was rejected by the Hon'ble Supreme Court on December 9, 2021. With the dismissal of the writ petition, there is no longer any legal hurdle. But despite the approval given by the Narendra Modi government at the Center for the release of Prof. Bhullar, the Kejriwal government in Delhi has four times rejected the resolution for the release of Prof. Bhullar, which has deeply hurt the Sikh hearts.

He said that all the Sikh community and Sikh organizations were concerned and outraged over the non-immediate release of Prof. Bhullar.

He said that the issue of release of Prof. Bhullar was a very sensitive issue related to the sentiments of the Sikh community.

 
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