Paramraj Singh Umranangal is a senior IPS officer who belongs to a prominent political family in Punjab. His family was at the forefront of the effort to maintain national unity during the dark days of militancy in Punjab. His grandfather, Sardar Jiwan Singh Umranangal, though himself a former Akali legislator and minister, was one of the few courageous voices of the time who openly condemned the militant takeover of the Golden Temple by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed followers and their anti-national activities.
Not only that, he
was the sole Sikh leader who went around the countryside preaching
peace and amity between Hindus and Sikhs of Punjab when most others were
too afraid to make any public statements for the fear of the militants.
Because of his staunch public stand, he immediately became a target for the terrorists and though he survived several attempts…
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