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SGPC for judicial probe into Sikh's killing

india Updated: Jun 23, 2008 16:22 IST

The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday demanded a judicial probe into the killing of a city-based Sikh man allegedly by the bodyguards of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh last week.

Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar said that they have submitted a memorandum to this effect to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister RR Patil Sunday night.

Makkar also said that the SGPC had demanded that the Dera chief be booked for Balkar Singh's murder.

The SGPC is satisfied by the action taken by Maharashtra in handling the situation, he said. Fourteen persons have been arrested so far.

Makkar said Patil has assured that those arrested during protests after 40-year-old's killing would be let off.

He said the protests following the murder were spontaneous as the community was outraged at the killing of an innocent unarmed person.

The situation is now peaceful as Sikhs are a peace loving community and have never done anything to disturb the peace and harmony in the country including Maharashtra, Makkar said.