By SAT News Desk
SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, 17 April 2021: A man has been remanded to custody after being denied bail by the Parramatta Local Court, in the recent alleged ‘hate crime’ incident in Harris Park, Sydney. Seven News has reported the arrested accused person’s visa has expired and could be deported. The 7 News report says “Sikhs identified by their turban were targetted because of tensions in India”.
Since September last year, officers attached to Parramatta Police Area Command have been investigating a number of incidents in Harris Park.
An NSW police media release says:
“About 8.30 pm, Wednesday 16 September 2020, a man walking along Brisbane Street was assaulted by a group of up to five men. The man was allegedly struck several times in the head with a baseball bat and then kicked when on the ground. He was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment of facial injuries.
About 6.30 pm, Sunday 14 February 2021, a man driving a black 2015 Range Rover along Marion Street was allegedly attacked by a group of up to five men, holding sticks and other weapons.
About 10.15 pm on Sunday 28 February 2021, a group of people travelling in a vehicle on Kendall Street was allegedly attacked by up to 10 men. The vehicle sustained serious damage.
Following information from the public, police arrested a man about 6.45 am yesterday (Friday 16 April 2021), at a house in Dixon Street, Parramatta.
The Indian national has been charged with three counts of affray, three counts of armed with intent commit indictable offence, two counts of destroy or damage property » $5000 & «=$15,000 (DV), and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company of other(s).”
Talking to SAT from Sydney, Mr. Amar Singh, Turbans 4 Australia said, “We are very happy with the NSW Police and hope all the culprits in the incidents are caught. These people have no place in the wider Indian community.”