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Bomb threat charge: Sikhs want action

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AMARILLO, TX — The Sikh Coalition filed a complaint with Texas law enforcement agencies on behalf of Daljeet Singh on April 27, demanding that criminal charges be brought against individuals who falsely accused Singh of making a bomb threat and unlawfully restrained him on a bus.

Singh was a passenger on a Greyhound bus traveling through Amarillo on February 21 when he was falsely accused by a fellow passenger of making a terroristic threat.

“The only crime I committed was wearing a turban, having a beard, and speaking in a different language to another brown man on a bus,” said Singh.

The allegations, which were made by a fellow passenger, were completely fabricated, according to the Sikh Coalition.

Singh was jailed for approximately 30 hours. During that time, local news outlets linked Singh’s name to terrorism charges, the release said.

The Sikh Coalition filed a complaint in Potter County against the first passenger for knowingly filing false charges against Singh, and an additional complaint was filed against the two other passengers who unlawfully detained him on the bus.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Potter County prosecutors’ offices cleared Singh of all criminal wrongdoing.

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