West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday requested the state authorities to right away launch non-public safety officer Balwinder Singh, whose turban got here off throughout his arrest final week, and referred to as it a case of human rights violation.
Mr Dhankhar, who has had frequent run-ins with the administration over varied points since he assumed cost on the Raj Bhavan a 12 months in the past, mentioned a delegation of ex-servicemen met him through the day and demanded that instances towards Mr Singh, a former Army jawan, be withdrawn.
“A delegation of Ex Servicemen Veterans called on me seeking immediate release, withdrawal of case #BalwinderSingh. Painful case of gross human right abuse and police highhandedness @WBPolice @HomeBengal,” he tweeted.
“Appeal @MamataOfficial to forthwith #Balvindrasingh and withdraw case,” he added.
The governor had met Mr Singh’s spouse Karamjit Kaur and their son three days again and urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to “undo the wrong committed”.
He had additionally met a Sikh delegation from Delhi on October 11 and mentioned that as an alternative of “justifying”, police ought to go for “rectification” of the act.
Controversy erupted after visuals of the police beating up Mr Singh through the BJP’s ”Nabanna March” on October eight went viral on social media.
A piece of the netizens claimed the police had pulled off his turban through the scuffle.
The authorities, nonetheless, maintained his turban got here off through the scuffle with the police.
Mr Singh is within the custody of Howrah Police since his arrest.