Who is Baba Tarsem Singh? Police suspect bigger conspiracy behind his murder

Tension in the area has escalated as supporters of Baba Tarsem Singh gathered at the dera, demanding swift action.

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Baba Tarsem Singh, the Dera Kar Seva Pramukh of Nanakmatta Gurdwara in Udham Singh Nagar district was shot dead early morning on Thursday. Nanakmatta is a prominent Sikh pilgrimage in Uttarakhand.

According to the sources, the incident happened at around 6 am, when two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle entered the Dera and opened fire at Baba Tarsem Singh. Reportedly, he was sitting on a chair. Soon after the incident, he was taken to Khatima Hospital, where he was declared dead. Police suspect it is an internal rivalry. 

Taking swift action in the case, the District SSP Manjunath TC formed eight police teams to investigate the matter. Additionally, an SIT is being formed at the Police Headquarters in Dehradun to ensure a thorough inquiry, officials said.

SSP Manjunath said, "We are committed to apprehending the perpetrators and bringing them to justice swiftly. Three gun shells of .315 bore have been recovered from the spot which indicates that country-made pistols were used in the shooting."

Tension in the area has escalated as supporters of Baba Tarsem Singh gathered at the dera, demanding swift action.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Director General of Police Abhinav Kumar responding to the case said that the investigation in the case has been initiated and assured swift action in the case.

Who was Baba Tarsem Singh?

Baba Tarsem Singh was Dera Kar Seva chief of Sri Nanakmatta Sahib Gurdwara of Udham Singh Nagar for a long time. He was also associated with social services and had done many works related to public service at the local level. Not only this, the volunteers from Kar Seva at times of disaster, religiously worked for people.

Sources also claim that he had no enemies, hence many questions are being raised about who committed this crime and what was the reason behind his murder.