Tension grips Ambala over sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ambala
  • Updated: May 18, 2014 22:59 IST

Tension prevailed in Ambala City when reports of alleged sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib at Shalimar Bagh Gurdwara spread in the Sikh community on Sunday.

A large number of people from the Sikh community and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee member Harpal Singh Machonda, SAD spokesperson Sant Singh Kandhari and other leaders reached the gurdwara and demanded strict action against the miscreants.

In his complaint lodged with the police, Gurudwara Parbadhak Committee president Manjit Singh alleged that when in the morning sewadar Gurpreet Singh came to the gurdwara, he found the locks of the shrine broken. The holy book and gutakas were missing from its place.

Singh alleged that after a search, the Guru Granth Sahib and gutakas were found dumped in a garbage bin at some distance away from the gurdwara.

Following the discovery, great resentment prevailed in the sangat and the Sikh leaders demanded strict action against the culprits.

Mayor Ramesh Mal also reached the spot and condemned the incident. A large police force also reached the gurdwara and initiated probe.

Different Sikh organisations held a meeting to decide the next course of action at the gurdwara.

Later Machonda told the media persons that the sangat has asked the police to nab the miscreants within 72 hours failing of which an agitation would be launched.

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