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Police Crack Down in Punjab, Arrest Popular Leader Dr. Darshan Pal

In the wake of a three day sit up against the I.G. police office, Amritsar, massive arrests by the Punjab police have been made yesterday. The sit up (dharna) is being held by 22 peasant and agricultural laborers organisations to protest against the govt.-gunda-police connivance in the murder of peasant leader Sadhu Singh Takhtupura and brutal killings of peasant in the village Khanna Chamiara recently.

The police under the patronage of Akali Dal govt. led by Mr. Prakash Singh Badal is not arresting the culprits responsible for these brutal killings. On the contrary, democratic rights of the people of Punjab are being trampled down under the iron-heel of the state forces.

Large scale arrests of leaders and activists has been reported in the media. In Patiala, district police arrested many BKU (Ekta_Dakonda) leaders, including an all India Convenor of People Democratic Front of India and district office bearer of BKU,Dr. Darshan pal.While all the others arrested were produced in the court and sent to jail. But Dr. Darshan Pal was not produced in the court. On the contrary, he was interrogated by the top brass of Patiala police in the case of arrested top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy. It seems that he will be implicated in some false cases. (Now the police has sent him in judicial custody up to 28th March).

The police had implicated peasant leader Surjit Singh Phool in false Maoist connections recently. He is on bail these days.

Now, Dr. Darshan Pal is being targeted. All the democratic and progressive forces of the country should raise voice against this crack down on the democratic movement of the Punjab people and demand that the state govt.must stop the harassment and illegal detention of popular leader in false cases immediately.