Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee(SGPC) has decided to issue its identity cards to those who wish to perform service in the langar hall of Sri Harmandir Sahib.
This has been done to ensure that no anti-social element could be able to intrude in the langar hall and resort to some untoward incident. The procedure of preparing identity cards, however, has begun.
According to SGPC sources, the police had unearthed a gang of some robbers who used to become friendly with the devotees at the time of latter’s partaking langar in the langar hall and then administer them some intoxicating substance by which the devotees would be rendered unconscious after some
The vested interests then used to escape with their belongings. Barely ten days ago, the local police, from near the langar hall, had nabbed some members of a gang, polularly known as ‘chacha delhi wala gang’ who used to put their stay just close to langar hall in sri harmandir sahib. Following a specific information, police identified them and took in its custody.
After their interrogation, it was revealed that these members used to enter the langar hall and then keep an eye over rich people, particularly the women wearing gold ornaments in large number.
They then used to mix up some intoxicating substance in the eatables being served to such people and within half an hour of partaking the langar, the devotees used to become unconscious and fall on the ground.
The members of the gang, however, followed the devotees from langar hall in order to make them their target.Police sources revealed that the practice was in vogue since the past many years and they were regularly receiving complaints in this regard.
However, they were clueless and were not aware of the nefarious designs of this gang members.
“Since the complaints pouring in were from the devotees who used to fall unconscious after partaking langar in sri harmandir sahib, the police tried to look into the matter and finally unearthed the vested interests, who admitted to the crime”, stated a police source.
This has been done to ensure that no anti-social
element could be able to intrude in the langar hall and resort to untoward incident
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