Over a month on, SGPC chief yet to fulfil job promise to victim’s mother

  • Amandeep Dixit, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Dec 31, 2014 12:04 IST

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar’s assurance of a job for Harinder Kaur, the mother of six-year-old Mehram who was found murdered on November 7, appears to be an empty promise.

A month-and-a-half after he promised to get her a job at SGPC gurdwara, the latter’s application continues to await the former’s approval.

Securing a job at a gurdwara takes a few days, provided the job application bears the SGPC chief’s signature. Explaining the gurdwara’s procedure for employing a person, an employee, who do not want to quoted said, “The first step to get is to get the application signed by the SGPC chief, after which it merely takes days.”

The gurdwara, however, is yet to receive Kaur’s application. “I have received no word from the head office regarding Kaur’s case,” said Joga Singh , manager of Amb Sahib Gurdwara in phase-8.

On the other hand, the SGPC chief appeared to have forgotten his promise. When reminded, he said the file was yet to reach him.

“I had verbally informed the staff to hand me the file. However, I am on leave and will be able to pursue the matter only after I return,” he said.

After Mehram’s body was found in a dumping ground on November 7, Makkar visited Kaur to promise her a job and also assured of bearing expenses of trail.

He also gave the family Rs 1 lakh. Kaur, meanwhile, recently submitted another job application to Makkar 20 days ago.

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