LUDHIANA: 28-year-old Sikh youth Jagmeet Singh who became popular during the farmers agitation for not moving in the face of Haryana Police’s water cannons, was released on bail from Ludhiana jail on Friday in a case of alleged “anti-national” activities.
Jagmeet’s video facing water cannons had gone viral over social media during the farmer agitation, when farmers had in November last year marched towards Delhi in protest against the three farm laws enacted by the central government.
He along with his mother Bibi Jasvir Kaur (50) were arrested by Patiala Police in December 2021 for allegedly campaigning for SFJ’s Referendum 2020 and appealing to the masses to vote online for it. However, the human rights organizations termed the case registered against him and his mother as “false”.
Mother-son hails from Durgapur village in Gurdaspur, but had been living in Housefed Society, Banur.
In wake of his release, Sikh activists including Papalpreet Singh and representatives of Waris Punjab De organization gathered outside the jail in large numbers and they raised the slogans of ‘Sat Sri Akal’ when Jagmeet came out of the jail. He was given a lot of siropas by the Sikh bodies. Few days ago, his mother was released.