Amritsar: Even though the police have yet to identify and nab those behind an incident of sacrilege that transpired in a gurdwara at Bargari in district Faridkot during last year, another such incident of sacrilege has surfaced in Khalra town of district Tarn Taran.
According to information, in Khalra town’s Vadda Ghalla mohalla, it was at about 5:45 pm that Harjit Singh, son of Kashmir Singh, spotted snippets of around 32 mutilated and partly burnt pages of gutka sahib (an epic of the Sikhs) scattered in a gutter, that flows close to an electricity board distribution point installed there.
On seeing it, he informed one Avtar Singh, a saw mill owner of the town who too reached at the spot. The two reportedly collected the snippets of holy epic and in no time, a large number of people converged at the scene.
The matter was, however, reported to the police and a police party, led by Paramjit Singh, SHO of Khalra police station arrived there. The police, after taking stock of the situation, took the snippets in its custody. A case under Section 295-A of IPC was registered by the Khalra police. Khalra town is about 35 kilometre from Tarn Taran but it is hardly three kilometre away from international border of Pakistan. The SP (operation) of Tarn Taran Harpal Singh, who reportedly arrived at the spot, ordered the local police to register a case against unidentified persons for hurting religious sentiments.
On getting information, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has constituted a committee to conduct a thorough probe into the incident and trace those responsible for it. The committee arrived in Khalra town on Wednesday and took stock of the situation by holding talks with persons of various sections of the society.
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