7 Dera Sacha Sauda Followers Arrested for Theft of Copy of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab

Nation News of India


The Punjab police SIT, probing sacrilege incidents, on Saturday arrested seven followers of Dera Sacha Sauda in Faridkot district for their alleged involvement in a 2015 Guru Granth Sahib theft case.

“We have arrested seven persons who are Dera Sacha Sauda followers,” mentioned Deputy Inspector General of Police (Jalandhar Range) Ranbir Singh Khatra, who’s main the Special Investigation Team.

The seven accused had been allegedly concerned in the theft of a ‘bir’ (copy) of Guru Granth Sahib from Burj Jawahar Singh Wala gurdwara in Faridkot in 2015, as per police investigation.

They had been later introduced earlier than an area courtroom in Faridkot the place 5 of them had been despatched to two-day police remand whereas two had been let off when their counsels claimed that they had already secured bail in this identical case.

A SIT of the Punjab police has been probing the 2015 sacrilege incidents after the state authorities withdrew these instances from the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The three sacrilege instances had been — theft of a ‘bir’ of the holy ebook of Sikhism from the gurdwara on June 1, 2015; placing up hand-written sacrilegious posters in Bargari and Burj Jawahar Singh Wala on September 25 and torn pages of the holy ebook being discovered at Bargari on October 12, 2015, in Faridkot.

Another Punjab police SIT, led by Inspector General Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, is probing firing incidents of 2015 in Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura.