Jamshedpur : The attack on Sikh leader Gurucharan Singh Billa by bike-borne attackers at Sitaramdera on Saturday was the result of dispute between the functionaries of religious activists in the community.
The injured Billa (50) who is presently undergoing treatment at the Tata Main Hospital for the gun-shot injuries has late last night in a statement given to the police has accused three persons belonging to the Sikh community to have conspired the attack.
Police have filed an FIR, Billa has named Gurmukh Singh Mukhe, president of Jamshedpur Central Gurudwara Prabhandhak Samity (JCGPS), Balbir Singh Billu and Amerjeet Singh Ambe, also associated with the JCGPS to have conspired the attack on him as they were getting increasingly zealous of his growing popularity among the Sikh community here in the steel city.
The police have registered a case of attempted murder and Arms Act against the three suspects. The statement was made before the Sitaramdera thana OC, Anjani Kumar Singh.
OC, Sitaramdera said they are probing into the FIR lodged by Billa. “We are probing the incident.Though it is just an allegation made by Billa who is also a prominent Sikh leader against JCGPS president Mukhe and two others to have conspired the attack on him. We will probe the accused,” said Singh.
Mukhe who had always been in controvercy in the steel city for the past one decade was elected the JCGPS in 2018 for a three years term.
Amerjeet Singh, secretary of Jharkhand Sikh Pratinidhi Board said the police must probe the attack. We are ready to cooperate. Mukhe has already been elected as the president of the JCGPS, people belonging to our community here have to respect his position. Now when he has been suspected to have conspired the attack on Billa, president of Jharkhand Singh Pratinidhi Board, the police should carry out an impartial investigation into the case.