US: Sikh leader Manjit Singh attacked by over 20 people in California; 3 arrested

Madhuri Adnal

Sacramento, Aug 26: Around three people were arrested in connection with the attack on Akali Dal leader and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee member Manjeet Singh GK outside a Gurdwara in California.

Sources said although the Sikh leader escaped, the attackers managed to relieve him of his turban. He went on to pay obeisance at the gurdwara.

Speaking to media, Manjeet Singh said,''I was attacked by more than 20 people, these people have not even kept the dignity of a Gurdwara. I told my aides to not say a word and maintain peace. We will not be cowed down by all this.''

Singh - who is also the president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) - was earlier mobbed by protesters in New York.

Condemning such attacks on the Sikh community, Sukhbir Badal said,''This attack has been done on behest of ISI who are anti-India, against stability of Punjab & want to create a wedge between Sikhs. Have requested Sushma ji to take up the matter with her American counterpart.''

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