A group of three religious fanatics attacked Harnek Singh, a popular radio jockey in Auckland, New Zealand on 23 December 2020. At this time, Harnek Singh, who was seriously injured, underwent surgery many times. Harnek Singh had 40 stab wounds on his body. 350 stitched. The police arrested the three people who had carried out such a terrible attack soon after the incident took place.
The accused, 44-year-old Sukhpreet Singh and 27-year-old Sarvajit Sidhu, had confessed to the charge of attempted murder against them. Both of them were found guilty by the court. Police have not revealed the name of the main accused in this case. The 48-year-old is also of Indian origin and is known to be a resident of Auckland, New Zealand. Police said that he is the mastermind of this act. The New Zealand Herald reported that he was sentenced to the maximum prison term.
The justices who expressed their concern while passing judgment on this case, said that this is a strange case. The court also said that adequate security needs to be provided to the communities. Also, the court considered that there was a personal grudge against Harnake Singh who had an anti-Khalistan stance.
In this case, the person whose name has not been disclosed is the main one and he is said to be the main conspirator in this case. The judges said that he used his personal charisma to recruit his accomplices to commit this act.
The judges also agreed that this case is a case of religious extremism. Not only that, the court warned that the police department should ensure the security measures to be taken to prevent religious attacks. Cases of religious extremism are taken seriously worldwide. New Zealand’s legal system has also taken a tough stand against religious extremism.