Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday granted bail to four radical Sikhs including Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann, who were arrested by Punjab Police on March 29 for holding protest march in support of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convict in the former Chief Minister Beant Singh assassination case.     

Among the others who were granted bail were party worker Jaskaran, Bahadur Singh and Gurjat Singh. They were lodged in judicial custody at the Bathinda Jail.

In the bail plea, it was mentioned that all the four persons were booked on March 29 under Sections 107/151 (apprehension of breach of peace). Later, the SDM Bathinda released all the petitioners on bail but despite freeing them, police arrested them under Sections 107/151. The petition also mentioned about the blanket bail granted to Mann.

The Punjab Police on March 29 had arrested SAD Panthic secretary general Harpal Singh Cheema, president SAD (Independent) Parmjit Saholi and president Youth Akali Dal (Delhi) Gurdip Gosha.

In the wake of the protest in support of Balwant Singh Rajoana the state has also banned three protest marches which the radical Sikhs and various Panthic organisations were scheduled to take out from three different Takhts located at Anandpur Sahab (Takht Keshgarh Sahab), Takht Damdama Sahab (Talwandi Sabo, Muktsar) and Amritsar (Akal Takht) that scheduled to be held on March 30.

(JPN/ Bureau)