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Sikh Held for Wearing Kirpan in Court, Charges Dropped
http://www.indiawest.com
Staff Reporter
July 09, 2008

 


Charges against a Sikh truck driver, who was arrested June 18 for wearing a kirpan while entering Connecticut State Superior Court to contest a traffic ticket, were dropped July 7 by the state attorney’s office.

 

Sachdev Singh, 47, was arrested while passing through metal detectors to enter the court. His five-inch kirpan and turban were both stripped away from him forcibly as he was arrested, according to United Sikhs, a community advocacy group. After an hour of questioning, Singh’s handcuffs were removed and he was allowed to retie his turban.

 

He was then taken to jail for carrying a dangerous weapon, where his turban was once again removed, said United Sikhs in a press statement

Article Courtesy of : http://www.indiawest.com