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All gurdwaras under SGPC control to have CCTV cameras

punjab Updated: Oct 16, 2015 00:11 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

All gurdwaras under SGPC control to have CCTV cameras(HT Photo )

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to tighten vigil in all gurdwaras under its jurisdiction to ensure that incidents of sacrilege, like the one in Bargari village of Faridkot district, do not reoccur.

Stating this here on Thursday, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said the SGPC would install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to keep a track of activities inside and around gurdwaras under its control. The process of installing these cameras has already commenced, he added.

The number of sewadars in all gurdwaras will be increased, the SGPC chief said. They will be given instructions to remain alert on duty, he added.

There are about 85 gurdwaras under SGPC control in Punjab and other states.

Meanwhile, Makkar again appealed to the Sikh community to remain peaceful and refrain from indulging in violence. He also made an appeal to all to assist the police in tracing the miscreants who were responsible for the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.

“Try to extend all help to the inquiry commission that the government has set up under a high court judge. Besides the commission, the government has also formed a special investigation team to probe the incident,” he added.

A meeting of the SGPC executive has been called at Fatehgarh Sahib for Friday to take stock of the situation following the Bargari incident.