Punjab and Haryana HC said that some mischievous people in India create tension by hurting religious sentiments:
27th October, 2020
The bench of Justice H.S. Madaan made this observation while hearing a pre-arrest bail application filed by petitioner (Lakhveer Singh), who is an accused in FIR no. 0160 dated 25.09.2020, for offences under sections 341, 323, 149, 109 and 295 of IPC registered with police station city-1 district Mansa. The complainant Ugar Singh was going to Gurudwara Sahib for paying obeisance and the petitioner assaulted him showing disrespect towards his long hair and other signs of Sikh religion (Karkara) being worn by him. As India is a country, which is inhabited by various people belonging to various religious, races, castes and creeds, all people live in harmony. Mostly, people show respect for each other’s religious feelings but on some occasions, some mischievous persons try to create tension by hurting religious sentiments of others. Then by these people they are creating a communal and religious tension in the society. And the court said that facts and circumstances of the case do not warrant the grant of discretionary equitable relief of pre-arrest bail to the petitioner. And said that accused is denied to the investigation agency, it shall leave many gaps and loopholes, adversely affecting the investigation.