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UK: Pensioner Jailed Over Offensive Sikh Community TikTok Post

A pensioner has been jailed after posting an offensive video on TikTok aimed at the Sikh community.

Amrik Bajwa, who is of Indian heritage was arrested three days after posting the video online and later appeared before magistrates where he admitted making the post.

The 68-year-old, of Slough, Berkshire, was sentenced to 18 weeks’ imprisonment after admitting one count of sending by public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing message/matter.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “On July 19 last year Bajwa posted a video to TikTok that was offensive to the Sikh community.

“He was arrested three days later and charged via postal requisition on March 2 this year.”

Investigating officer Sergeant Andrew Grant, based at Slough police station, said: “I would like to thank all of the key witnesses who offered their time and support to assist with this investigation.

“I am pleased with the sentence given, which provides a clear message that Thames Valley Police will not tolerate behaviour like that of Amrik Bajwa.

“As a force, we are committed to protecting our communities and ensuring that criminal actions which have the potential to undermine community cohesion are dealt with robustly.”