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SGPC honours kin of Beant Singh’s assassin in low-key affair

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) kept the bhog ceremony of Dilawar Singh, the suicide bomber who assassinated former chief minister Beant Singh, a low-key affair here on Wednesday.

punjab Updated: Aug 31, 2016 21:30 IST
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Members of Sikh organisations with the kin of Dilawar Singh, including his brother Chamkaur Singh (third from right) at the conclusion of memorial prayers at Akal Takht in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Wednesday.
Members of Sikh organisations with the kin of Dilawar Singh, including his brother Chamkaur Singh (third from right) at the conclusion of memorial prayers at Akal Takht in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) kept the bhog ceremony of Dilawar Singh, the suicide bomber who assassinated former chief minister Beant Singh, a low-key affair here on Wednesday.

‘Akhand path’ was performed at Akal Takht to observe Dilawar’s 21st death anniversary. However, unlike previous years, most SGPC officials kept away from it.

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Darbar Sahib manager Sulakhan Singh presented ‘siropas’ to Dilawar Singh’s brother Chamkaur Singh and other relatives in attendance, but no speeches were delivered in the open. The organisers just read out a message of Jagtar Singh Hawara, who has been convicted for Beant Singh’s murder and was appointed the parallel jathedhar during the radical ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ last year.