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DIG Atwal Issue?

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i wanted to ask that recently i come to know that killing of DIG Atwal was one of the reason of attack on Harminder Sahib. 

According to sant jarnail singh ji

“The Sikhs do not believe in violence. The murder of Avtar Singh Atwal was the result of a pre-planned move to sabotage the Dharam Yudh Morcha. It was designed to pave way for entering into the Golden Temple. The incident deserves to be condemned absolutely. It was a deep conspiracy hatched by the government to denigrate the sanctity of the Golden Temple and malign the Morcha launched by the Akali leaders”

According to 1984 tribute

"On 25th April 1983, the civil clothed police officers waiting around the Parikarma and waited for Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale to come, so they can take commando action on him. DIG Atwal was also in civil clothes ordering his officers on this operation. Bhai Labh Singh said, "Sant Ji, we must teach these Sikh traitors a lesson, by punishing DIG Atwal, the whole enemies will get the message that we do not tolerate betrayal to the Sikh panth".

Bhai Labh Singh pointed DIG Atwal out to Bhai Major Singh Nagoke and now it was in the hands of Bhai Major Singh Nagoke to punish this enemy of the panth. As DIG Atwal went to the shoe house to his boots on, Bhai Major Singh Nagoke shot him and sent him to hell. The civil clothed police officers quickly ran away from their positions and out of Sri Darbar Sahib. Bhai Major Singh Nagoke shouted Jaikaray of "Bole So Nihal Sat Sri Akaal" and fled the scene. The following article was written in the book, Tully & Jacob Page 97"

 

 

So what is true? Can anybody clarify whether DIG atwal was killed by government or Major singh Nagoke? 

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You'll really have to dig around to find the truth, interviews with those who were around those days. One theory is he was not there to arrest anyone, but in fact a middleman for negotiations. Some parties did not want to see negotiation of any sort and killed him to sabotage it. Another being that the govt was beginning to suspect the DIG for disloyalty. Of course the Nagoke theory is another. I personally dont think Sant ji would deny killing someone despite issuing the order for it. 

Edit: While sites such as 1984 tribute are doing a great service to the Sikh community, I wouldnt believe everything written on there. Heavily biased. 

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I have a book at home written immediately after the Sant's shaheedi. It was written by a supreme court Judge in Singapore. He states that Atwal was the officer who had cleared the Sant of any wrong doing in the Mehta Chowk firing case.  

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There are also some quarters of our people who says that killing him inside darbar sahib was a very bad step. Some people also said that it was done by individual base- meaning someone acted hurriedly upon seeing him. 

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