SHAMEFUL ACT OF DOUBLE AGENTS
Bhai Balwant Singh’s Sister Bibi Kamaldeep Kaur and her husband Kaka
Baljit Singh Sooch along with others petitioned before Sri Akal
Takhat Sahib for Justice as the double agents, intentionally and
deliberately, planted and highlighted false news to glorify
themselves and for their own fame by victimizing, defaming and
humiliating Bhai Balwant Singh’s Sister in the eye of society
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Balwant Singh's sister complains to
Akal Takht Sahib regarding Chahal & Thakur
Wednesday 18th of
Gurpreet Singh Mehak
with contributions from Panthic Weekly News Staff
Chandigarh, Punjab - Kamaldeep Kaur sister of Balwant Singh, who is
currently lodged in Burail Jail, Chandigarh for his role in
assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has
complained to the Takht Jathedars about two Chandigarh based two
human rights lawyers Amar Singh Chahal and Arvind Thakur. She has
also complained about Daljit Singh Bittu's unnecessary interference
in this case.
View Letter sent to
Panthic Weekly by Bibi Kamaldeep Kaur and her husband Baljit Singh.
Kamaldeep Kaur along with her husband Baljit Singh and several other
individuals met Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti during
the recent meeting of Sikh clergy and handed over a written
complaint, in which she accused both the lawyers of hurting her
per Kamaldeep Kaur, the Sikh clergy has assured them to look into
the case. She said that the Sikh clergy told them Arvind Thakur is
non-Sikh so he did not fall under Sikh marayada but Amar Singh
Chahal is Sikh so clarification would be obtained from him.
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)
had already sent a formal complaint to the Chairperson of the Bar
Council of Punjab and Haryana against both the lawyers accusing them
of humiliating and embarrassing Kamaldeep Kaur. This complaint was
sent by Prof. Jagmohan Singh, the General Secretary of SAD (Amritsar)
and he requested the Chairperson to entertain and try this complaint
as it is within his jurisdiction and entrust it to the concerned
per Prof Jagmohan Singh, who is also Spokesperson of SAD(A), he had
filed the complaint as his sentiments have been deeply hurt and
gross injustice done to the concerned parties, by the grossly
malicious and fictitious utterances of the two lawyers in the cases
of Sikh youth undergoing trial in the Special Court inside the
precincts of the Model Burail Jail, Chandigarh.
said this had marred his reputation as a responsible activist. Prof
Singh mentioned in the letter, "The role and media bash of the
lawyers is unprofessional conduct and in total violation of the code
of conduct of lawyers as laid down by the Advocates Act, 1961. As I
have demonstrated here, Arvind Thakur rushes to the media more
frequently than the police. These lawyers had not acted within the
legally permissible norms."
the General Secretary and Spokesperson of the Shiromani Akali Dal
(A), it is my duty and responsibility to act upon news items of
gross injustices to Sikhs, from time to time. On
9th August, 2006,
there appeared a news item in most newspapers of
Kamaldeep Kaur was severely humiliated and insulted by the jail
staff when she went to the Burail prison to tie Rakhi to her brother
Balwant Singh. Reading the news story, I was livid with anger. On
that day, that is
9th August, 2006,
I had scheduled a press conference of my party in
Ludhiana for a different reason. As this case was also very painful
and disgusting, and knowing fully well that nowadays sensational
journalism is increasing, I attempted to verify the details from the
lawyers concerned. I was unable to obtain the phone number of
Arvind Thakur, who works with Amar Singh Chahal, under his active
guidance and support. So I called up Amar Singh Chahal to verify
the veracity of the incident as reported in the media. I told the
learned lawyer that I will be condemning the incident in no
uncertain terms and would like to know the truth. He confirmed the
incident and acting in good faith, I strongly condemned the incident
in the course of my press meet.
Fortunately for me and for the young lady in question, my media
comments were reported in an innocuous manner in one newspaper. I
have since learnt from the lady herself and from all other sources
that no such incident, as reported, took place at all. The lawyer,
Arvind Thakur had blown this up in the media, without realising the
damage that he was doing to the reputation and personality of the
said lady. Before I could retract my comments, the lady herself
clarified the position and accused the lawyers of overstating facts
for their petty publicity gains. This non-professional role of the
lawyers has deeply upset me.
would like to say here, that Arvind Thakur had done a similar thing
earlier too. On
July 13, 2005,
he had intentionally and deliberately alleged to the press that the
police had thrusted cigarettes and other intoxicants into the mouth
of Jagtar Singh Hawara and that he was forced to spit on the
photographs of Sikhs Gurus.
While the first part of the allegation was to some extent correct,
the second one was simply a figment of imagination of Arvind Thakur.
I and all others who reacted to these two incidents were deeply
pained to know that the impugned incidents were totally false and
would like to know as to under what circumstances have these lawyers
given these statements and who has been prompting them to do so? Are
they double crossing their clients or are they seeking cheap
publicity to bolster their public images? While we appreciate the
role of the lawyers who take up difficult cases against the state,
no civil society can condone malicious behavior and scurrilous
comments against any individual and more so against a young lady.
The lawyers have so far not retracted their blatant lies."
Prof Jagmohan Singh had sought a high-level inquiry by an impartial
disciplinary committee and action against the two lawyers for their
unprofessional misconduct and unwarranted actions in the media under
appropriate provisions of law.
Letter from Kamaldeep
Kaur, Sister of Bhai Balwant Singh (Burail Jail)
Wednesday 18th of
Bibi Kamaldeep Kaur
Letter from Kamaldeep Kaur, Sister of Bhai Balwant Singh (Burail
(Gurmukhi Original, below)
October 6, In the past few days, the statement issued by Bhai
Daljeet Singh Bittu, which mentioned that organizations and
individuals taking part in the Sikh Struggle should desist from
mudslinging against one another in the press. We would like to give
a clarification that we never made any such statements to the press.
The two lawyers Amar Singh Chahal and Arvind Thakur, gave erroneous
statements to the press for some personal gains. Without putting the
blame on any person, we clarified what was reported in the media.
Even then, the two lawyers did not stop from giving untrue
statements to the press. We would like to ask Bhai Daljeet Singh
Bittu, what is the contribution of Amar Singh Chahal and Arvind
Thakur to the Sikh Struggle? When countless Sikh youth were being
murdered on a daily basis, where were these lawyers, Amar Singh
Chahal and Arvind Thakur?
Even if these lawyers did contribute to the Sikh Struggle, that
still does not give them the right to give such false, made-up
reports to the media and make degrading remarks against Balwant
Singh (Beant murder case). Balwant Singh only replied to the
mudslinging of these lawyers by saying,
“If these allegations against me are proven true then I will accept
any punishment and if these allegations are proven false then the
faces of these lawyers should be blackened."
Bhai Daljeet Singh Bittu said that this issue should be settled with
dialogue. However, what has he done regarding his given solution?
Even today, we are prepared to meet at any Gurdwara Sahib in
Ludhiana. Panthic leaders may participate in the meeting where all
our questions should be answered. We will also clarify anything from
our side. If Bhai Daljeet Singh Bittu cannot arrange this, then he
should cease from making such misleading statements.
Would he have still honored the two lawyers if they had given
erroneous statements regarding him and his family members?
Bhai Daljeet Singh Bittu is taking this issue seriously then he
should give up his double standards and take a clear stand. To
resolve this issue the approach should not be limited to giving
statements through the media.
Bhai Daljeet Singh Bittu should clarify to us that if these lawyers,
Arvind Thakur and Amar Singh Chahal, agree that they are working
with the Panth, then what kind of image of themselves are they
presenting by making erroneous statements and false allegations
against Balwant Singh?
Sister of Bhai Balwant Singh (Burail Jail)
Original Letter in Gurmukhi sent to Panthic Weekly: