Last week, hundreds of supporters of controversial self-styled preacher Amritpal Singh stormed a police station in the northern Indian state of Punjab, demanding the release of an arrested aide.
The mob of angry young men - many holding guns and swords - broke down barricades and only left the scene after getting an assurance that the aide would be released. Police officials later claimed that they had been unable to stop the crowd as they were carrying a copy of the Guru Granth Sahib - the holy book venerated by Sikhs - as a shield.
The events propelled Singh - who is around 30 years old and says he supports the Khalistan movement for a separate Sikh homeland - to national attention.
What also raised eyebrows was Singh's appearance, which resembled that of the man he claims to draw inspiration from: Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a preacher accused by the Indian government of leading an armed insurgency for a separate Sikh homeland in the 1980s. He was killed in the Indian army's controversial Operation Blue Star in 1984. บาคาร่า 88