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Parallel Akal Takht ‘jathedars’ excommunicate rape accused Langah

“As he was a baptised Sikh and member of the SGPC, his act is in violation of Sikh maryada,” read the ‘hukamnama’.

punjab Updated: Oct 04, 2017 20:01 IST
HT Correspondent
Parallel jathedars designated by the radical Sarbat Khalsa  addressing a press conference outside Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday.
Parallel jathedars designated by the radical Sarbat Khalsa addressing a press conference outside Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

A day before the Akal Takht’s meeting on the action against former cabinet minister Sucha Singh Langah, parallel jathedars designated by the radical Sarbat Khalsa on Wednesday “excommunicated” the rape accused Akali leader for committing blasphemy.

Before awarding the “punishment”, the parallel “jathedars”— Dhian Singh Mand (Akal Takht), Baljit Singh Daduwal (Takht Sri Damdama Sahib) and Amrik Singh Ajnala (Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib) — held a meeting at the Takht for half an hour.

“Langah has a long history of misdeeds and anti-panthic activities. He had illicit relation with a woman using his power. As he was a baptised Sikh and member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), his act is in violation of Sikh maryada,” read the ‘hukamnama’ (edict) they issued.

They also “excommunicated” Buta Singh, secretary of managing committee of Gurdwara Ghallughara Chhamb Kahnuwan (Gurdaspur), who was allegedly found in a compromising position with a woman on the gurdwara premises. Johar Singh, president of the committee, was summoned on October 12 in this case.

Interacting with the media after the meeting, Mand targeted the SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar for refusing to appear before the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission with records of pardoning Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim from the Akal Takht.

The commission is probing the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village of Fridkot district.