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Slain Pakistan Sikh leader’s son Asserts Baldev Kumar fled to India to evade conviction

Ajay said Baldev, who’s staying in Khanna of Ludhiana district, fled to India to escape conviction in the case that’s pending at the Peshawar high court.

52-year-old Sooran Singh, that had been PTI’s member of the provincial assembly (MPA) and the special assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa main ministry on minority affairs, was assassinated in Pir Baba region of Buner district of the state in April 2016. A physician by profession, he had been chosen as a member of provincial assembly (MPA) in 2013.

Ajay, who’s chasing in MBBS at Pakistan, resides with his mum Ravinder Kaur and sister Rasna Kaur (7) in Pir Baba village of Buner district. He explained, “Baldev Kumar was a political rival of my dad in Buner constituency and wished to become an MPA. He believed my dad as an obstacle in his way and wished to remove him. He conspired to kill my dad by hiring five-goal killers who murdered my dad. Baldev paid Rs 10 lakh (Pakistani money ) into the killers.”

While talking to Hindustan Times more than telephone from Pakistan, Ajay stated, “The police nabbed the natives, who spilled the beans stating Baldev was the conspirator behind the murder. He had been arrested for murder and detained under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).”

Baldev Kumar stayed in Buner prison for 2 years ahead of the anti-terrorism court acquitted five other people in the murder case on April 26, 2018. “We contested this acquittal at Peshawar high court on June 2018. Since the case is pending, Baldev fled to India in which he’s misguiding the public and authorities to secure asylum.

“He’s the killer of my dad who served humankind for a doctor during his lifetime. I appeal to the Indian authorities not to give him asylum. The Indian authorities must send him back so he can be punished for that which he did,” he explained.

Pakistan ministry of science and technologies Fawad Hussain Chaudhry at a Twitter article had stated, “Irony is Baldev dedicated a cold-blooded murder of Sooran Singh because he was following in the lineup for MPA list. A bunch of Indians is observing what? A criminal simply to prevent the situation in Pak has requested biblical asylum?”

Especially, Baldev who attained Khanna together with his loved ones said that minorities have been prosecuted in Pakistan and they do not feel protected under the plan of Imran Khan, which directed him to seek asylum in India.