The Saga Of A Bad Sikh Apple?
Update : January 24, 2010
Also jailed was court interpreter Baldev Sidhu, 62, who caused Kumar’s first trial to collapse when he made a FALSE TRANSLATION OF THE CROOK’s PUNJABI CONVERSATIONS ON OUR SECRET TAPES. Sidhu – the dad of BBC Breakfast presenter Sonia Deol – was sentenced to eight months in jail.
Last night a police spokesman said: “We are extremely grateful to the News of the World for bringing this matter to light and providing us with essential evidence.
“Kumar was involved in serious corruption and would not have not been brought to justice if it were not for your work.” To trap him, our man Mazher – who has famously posed as a fake sheikh to dupe many of his targets – pretended to be a business partner of two property developers facing illegal bribe demands.
Kumar, a member of Redbridge Council, Essex, repeated his demands for money to Mazher in a meeting, and crowed: “Brother, the power is in my hands. “The council is my own, the people are mine.”
His and Sidhu’s jailings were the latest victories for Mazher, who has caught hundreds of criminals in the last 18 years – from immigrant racketeers and drug dealers to bent cops and corrupt solicitors.
By Keri Sutherland for the Daily Mail
Extracted:(january 16, 2010) by Jaswinder Singh
A BBC News presenter has been subjected to a deluge of personal abuse after fronting a documentary about one of the most controversial events in recent Indian history.
Sonia Kaur Deol was forced to delete her page on the Facebook website amid a barrage of criticism from Sikhs over her film about the Indian army storming the Golden Temple in Amritsar, one of the faith’s most holy shrines, in 1984.
Now protesters are planning a mass boycott of the licence fee in disgust at the slur on the controversial religious leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who was killed in attack on the Golden Temple. Shrimati Sonia Deol’s film provoked a furious response from Sikhs. Many Sikhs consider him a saint and are furious that in Deol’s documentary, 1984: A Sikh Story portrays him as a terrorist. They also claim he was depicted in the film in a similar way to Osama Bin Laden.
Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi ordered the assault on June 4, 1984. Community TV station The Sikh Channel says it received more than 8,000 calls to a phone-in about the controversial film.
Channel owner Davinder Singh Bal said: ‘The documentary contained many sweeping statements and didn’t attempt to uncover the truth of what happened.
‘Our viewers were not happy. BT said that our exchange is going into overdrive.
‘The BBC is not responding to the Sikh community and we are thinking about organising a campaign to invoke the non-payment of licence fees by the 700,000 Sikhs in Britain.’
Dr Sadhu Singh, chairman of the Council of Sikh Temples, said many viewers were angered that ‘the BBC showed him [Bhindranwale] looking like Bin Laden’. ‘Sikhs were attacked after September 11, but Sikhs are nothing to do with Bin Laden. ‘Some people are very upset that the documentary also showed Sonia Deol dancing with Hindus as if there is no problem between Hindus and Sikhs.
‘The feeling is still there that people who were responsible for 1984 have not been brought to justice.’
Deol – who hosts BBC Breakfast at weekends and News 24 bulletins – deleted her Facebook profile onWednesday after the row escalated. In her introduction to the film, 36-year-old Deol said Bhindranwale was ‘viewed as a militant who had terrorised for long enough’.
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