Situation turned tense in the Baba Bakala court complex, 35 km from the district headquarters, on Monday when two sword-wielding Sikh activists tried to attack three persons accused of the sacrilege of a ‘bir’ of the Guru Granth Sahib at Ramdiwali village gurdwara on Saturday.
The incident took place when the accused, Prem Singh, Shamsher Singh and Raju were being taken to the court of judicial magistrate Ashok Chauhan.
At 2.30 pm, when the police entered the complex with the accused, the two activists, reportedly associated with the Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee, appeared all of a sudden and made the attack bid in which a policeman received minor injuries.
They demanded that the accused be handed over to them.
The police, however, did not arrest them.
Beas station house officer (SHO) Preetinder Singh dismissed the attack as a minor incident. He said some Sikh activists only demanded that the accused be handed over to them but did not make any attack bid with weapons.
Police get 5-day remand of accused
Accepting the police’s plea, the court granted five-day custody of the accused. The three allegedly committed sacrilege of Sikh scriptures in an Amritsar village. They were arrested by the police with the help of local residents.