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Govt failed to check desecration incidents: AAP

A day after reports of desecration Guru Granth Sahib of at Musalmana village in Amritsar district, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday accused the SAD-BJP government of its “failure” to check such incidents.

punjab Updated: Mar 13, 2016 21:08 IST
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur. (HT Photo)

A day after reports of desecration Guru Granth Sahib of at Musalmana village in Amritsar district, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday accused the SAD-BJP government of its “failure” to check such incidents.

“Such incidents have become a regular feature for the past one year and are hurting religious sentiments of the Sikhs,” AAP convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said in a statement here.

He said: “Though the accused had been arrested, the officials could not be trusted looking at their track record. In October last year, the police had arrested Rupinder Singh and his brother Jaswinder Singh of Faridkot district on sacrilege charges at Bargari village during the tenure of DSP Sumedh Singh Saini but it boomeranged. “Saini not only produced telephonic transcripts before the media but had also claimed a foreign hand behind sacrilege incidents. But owing to public pressure, the police had release both the duo as they were unable to find any incriminating evidence against them.” Chhotepur said.

He said deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who holds the home portfolio, had failed to put an end to such incidents.