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08 Jun 2023, 09:43 HRS IST
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  • Six held for assaulting 4 Sikh sewadars in Ajmer

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16:5 HRS IST

Jaipur, May 28 (PTI) Six persons, including a village head, have been arrested for allegedly assaulting four Sikh men in Chainpura village of Nasirabad town in Ajmer in April, a matter that evoked outrage from across the country.

A police constable named Budhha Ram has also been line attached in this connection, police said today.

The Sikh men, working as sewadars at a gurudwara were thrashed by a mob in Chainpura on April 24, however the incident came into light after a 51-second video of the incident being thrashed and abused went viral on Thursday.

"We arrested six accused yesterday, including Rajgarh panchayat sarpanch Ramdev Rawat of which Chainpura village is a part, Shrawan Singh, Raju Singh, Vijendra Singh and others for hurting religious sentiments and beating the sewadars," Nasirabad SHO Sadar Laxman Ram said, adding few more persons are likely to be arrested.

The Sikhs -- Niramal Singh, Malkeet Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Harpal Singh, all sewadars of a gurudwara in Alwar's Khairthal were thrashed by a mob over a rumour.

They had gone to the village to collect donation when the incident happened.

The matter attracted national outrage with the Sikh community including Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh demanding the Rajasthan government to take strict action against the culprits.

Amarinder also spoke to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje yesterday and sought her intervention to ensure a probe into the alleged assault.

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