Four pages of a ‘pothi’ (copy of Sikh holy book) were found scattered in the bushes behind an elementary school of Badesha Kalan village of this nagar panchayat in Fatehgarh Sahib district on Monday evening.
“A man who served as granthi in a nearby village first saw the pages near a rajbaha (irrigation canal) around 4pm and informed villagers and police,” said granthi (Sikh priest) Satnam Singh. Ropar range deputy inspector general Gursharan Singh Sandhu, Fatehgarh Sahib senior superintendent of police (SSP) Harcharan Singh Bhullar, and superintendent of police (detective) Rajwinder Singh Sohal inspected the spot.
First, a rumour broke out that the torn pages were from Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh holy book) but later in the evening, police confirmed that these were from a ‘pothi’. Police called up SGPC employees to confirm.
“We have checked all ‘Sarups’ (copies) of Guru Granth Sahib in the surrounding area and found each to be in place,” said SSP Bhullar.