SIT summons Badals, actor Akshay Kumar in Punjab Sacrilege Case

A special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police probing the Bargari sacrilege case summoned former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.

The Punjab government took to its twitter account and tweeted, “the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the police firing incidents in the wake of the Bargari sacrilege case has summoned the Badal father-son duo and actor Akshay Kumar for questioning in connection with the investigation next week.

“While former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has been asked to appear before SIT on November 16, former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has been summoned on November 19 and Akshay Kumar has been asked to come on November 21, at the Circuit House in Amritsar,” the Punjab government added.

The summons were issued under Section 160 of CrPc requiring attendance at investigation, relating to the 2015 sacrilege incidents involving police firing incidents in Kalan and Kotkapura.

The SIT is probing the police firing on a mob protesting a series of sacrilege in Punjab. Two persons were killed and several others were injured in the firing.

The sacrilege incidents led to protests in different parts of Punjab with people demanding action against those responsible for the incidents.