Bathinda, (October 7, 2009) Activists of the SAD (Amritsar, Panch Pardhani), a political party of Sikhs headed by Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu, have alleged that their party cadres are being harassed by the police at the behest of the state government. The party said its followers were being harassed and mentally tortured by the cops without any provocation. Addressing a press conference, Baljinder Kaur, a lecturer in BR Mohindra College, Rama Mandi, claimed that her father Darshan Singh, who is also general secretary of the party, was picked up by the cops from their native village in Jaggaramtirath (Talwandi Sabo) last night without any reason. She added the cops relented when she told them that they would get the ‘police action’ highlighted in the media. Baljinder believed that one probable reason of harassing the cadres was that her party had decided to fight the SGPC elections. Sensing this, the state government’s intelligence agencies were unduly bullying the party cadres. She also claimed that earlier her grandmother Malkit Kaur, an SGPC member from Maur Mandi, was picked up by the police and was subjected to harassment. Baljinder added the police forcibly took away her pen drive, her fathers ATM card, mobile phone and Rs 1,100 when it raided their residence at Jaggaramtirath village. She pointed an accusing finger at the Mansa SSP who planned the raid through Bathinda CIA staff inspector Rajinder Kumar. She feared that he would be implicated in a false criminal case. Harassment by cops alleged by Family members of Panch Pardhani Activist|SikhSiyasat.net – Sikh News and Multimedia.