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1984 genocide memorial case: Akal Takht finds Sarna guilty

punjab Updated: Jul 26, 2013 19:02 IST
HT Correspondent

Akal Takht on Friday found former DSGMC chief Paramjit Sarna guilty of creating hindrance in construction of 1984 genocide memorial in Delhi. He was also directed to withdraw case from the high court and to hold Akhand path at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj and perform sewa.

Sarna appeared before the Sikh clergy on Friday and filed his reply into the case. Sarna had earlier failed to appear before the clergy on June 17 after he expressed his inability to appear before them due to certain family and personal compulsions'.

Sarna alongwith his relative, Manjit Singh Sarna, were summoned to appear before the five Sikh head priests for creating hurdles in the construction of the genocide memorial inside Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib complex in New Delhi. The two had petitioned the Delhi high court, seeking a stay on the construction of the memorial inside the premises of this historic shrine, which the DSGMC claimed was an attempt at the behest of the Congress to jeopardise its construction.

The DSGMC, alongwith other Sikh organizations, had earlier sent written complaints against Sarna to the Akal Takht. The foundation stone of the memorial, dedicated to the riot victims of November 1984, was laid by Akal Takht jathedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh, alongwith the heads of the other Sikh Takhts on June 10.