Congress vice president and apna Pappu – Rahul Gandhi is out for meeting the families of the two youths who were killed in Punjab protest police firing against a sacrilege incident in Faridkot.
Rahul, who arrived in Kotkapura town earlier in the day, visited the house of police firing victim Gurjit Singh in Sarawa village first. He spent over 20 minutes with the victim’s family. He then headed to meet the family of another victim in Behbal Khurd village.
He will also meet farmers in Bathinda district during his two-day visit. The two Sikh youths were killed in police firing at Behbal Kalan near Kotkapura when the Sikhs were protesting against the sacrilege incident at Argari village in Faridkot on October 14.
Police drew flak for the firing on the protesters from the opposition Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Later, the government had set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident and booked “unknown” police officials under charges of murder and Arms Act.
Hardliners and Sikhs owing allegiance to different organisations have sought punishment for the cops involved in the firing incident. Punjab recently witnessed tension due to a series of incidents of sacrilege and subsequent protests.