Punjab police on Monday moved to a local court seeking arrest warrants against the head of Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Sikhs.
In an application filed before Duty Magistrate K L Khitchi, police said that after proper investigations it had sufficient evidence against the head of Dera Sacha Sauda.
The application seeking arrest warrants for the head of Dera Sacha Sauda had been admitted in the court, Bhatinda police chief Naunihal Singh told PTI.
The court was examining the application before handing down any order, he said.
A case was registered by Bathinda police against Baba Gurmeet for hurting the religious sentiments of Sikhs last month.
The head of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda was embroiled in a controversy after he purportedly appeared in an advertisement attired in a dress similar to the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh on May 13.
After the appearance of the advertisement, the border state was hit by sectarian strife in which one person was killed and over 50 injured.