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Holy book desecrated in Batala village

punjab Updated: Sep 04, 2016 14:39 IST
HT Correspondent
Holy book

Some pages of Guru Granth Sahib were found torn at the Kirri Afghana village gurdwara that comes under the Hargobindpur police station, near here on Friday night.

The incident came to light when granthi Kulbir Singh came to the gurdwara on Saturday evening and noticed that six pages of the holy book had been torn.

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He informed the village sarpanch, Gurmeet Singh, and police were called in.

The SGPC employees, along with cops, were taking the holy book to Goindwal Sahib when they were stopped near Harchowal village by Satkar Committee president Balbir Singh Mushal.

He took the holy book to a gurdwara in Hargobindpur. He said the three people travelling with Guru Granth Sahib were wearing shoes and the condition of the vehicle was very poor.

He said if the police did not arrest the accused within five days, they will hold a protest against the police. Batala SSP Daljinder Singh visited the village and met the residents, assuring them of earl arrests.

A case has been registered under Section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code against unidentified person(s).