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Batala desecration: SSP says police teams working round the clock

punjab Updated: Aug 18, 2016 15:18 IST
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Police at the gurdwara in Marar village on Sunday. (HT File Photo)

The police are yet to arrest the accused, who reportedly tore the pages of Guru Granth Sahib at village Marrar on Sunday afternoon.

Talking to HT, Batala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Daljinder Singh Dhillon said more than six teams were working round the clock into the case. “We have recorded the statements of the granthi and the women, who had initially noticed torn pages of the holy book . We are investigating the case from various angles and will arrest the accused soon,” he assured.

On Sunday around 10 am, some village women came to gurdwara to pay obeisance when they noticed 20 pages of the holy book lying torn, following which they informed the sarpanch.

Getting information, the police swung into action and besieged the entire village. A tear gas squad was also pressed into service to avoid any untoward incident but local MLA Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, in whose assembly the village falls and SSP Daljinder Singh confabulated with the village elders following which the tension was diffused.