Badal condemns sacrilege of holy book, orders judicial probe

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2015 20:48 IST
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. (HT Photo)

Condemning the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village of Faridkot district, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the entire incident.

In a statement issued, he has ordered a high court judge to probe the incident and its aftermath besides assuring Punjabis that exemplary punishment would be awarded to the perpetrators of this dastardly act.

The CM also cautioned the anti-social elements, which were hell-bent on disturbing the congenial atmosphere in the state to desist from their nefarious designs to divide the society on sectarian lines. Badal said those behind the incident would be dealt with severely as per the law. “This sacrilegious act is an unpardonable offence and no one associated with this ghastly crime would be spared at any cost. We will ensure that strictest action is taken against the culprits involved in the incident,” the CM added.

Dera Sacha Sauda denies role

The Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda condemned the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib. Dera spokesman Pawan Insaan clarified that they had no hand in the blasphemous act. The spokesperson said the dera respected all religions and strongly condemned the disrespect of Guru Granth Sahib. “Some people with vested interests are looking for an opportunity to disturb peace and harmony of Punjab. We appeal to the police, administration and government to arrest the miscreants at the earliest.” He clarified that dera followers have great respect for Guru Granth Sahib and none of them could indulge in such a misdeed.

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