Condemning the brutal attack on Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale near Ludhiana, the Sikh diaspora has appealed to the community to restore peace.
They have also urged the authorities to trace the people who are trying to disrupt peace in the region.
Akal Takht chief jathedar Gurbachan Singh strongly condemned the attack and said those who have conspired and attacked Dhadrianwale should be booked.
“It is my appeal to the Sikhs to maintain peace,” he said.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) also condemned the incident.
SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said some miscreants were trying to disrupt peace in the region. He hoped that the culprits would be behind the bars soon.
American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) has also condemned the attack on Dhadrianwale. AGPC coordinator Pritpal Singh called for peace and tranquillity in the state and asked the Sikhs that violence was not an option and peace must prevail.
Manjit Singh GK, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, while condemning the attack, said Punjab had seen black days and now no one would be allowed to upset the state’s atmosphere.
Parmjit Singh Sarna, president Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi), also expressed concerned over the deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab.
While talking to ANI, Ludhiana police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh said that they were investigating the matter and hoped to arrest the culprit soon.
Punjab’s deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal tweeted, “We strongly condemn the attack on Sant Dhadrianwale. DGP instructed to seal district borders & get hold of culprits ASAP”.
Dhadrainwale’s cavalcade was attacked on Tuesday by over two dozen persons, who stopped their cars to offer water and then opened fire on the car in which Dhadhrianwale was travelling to attend a religious program.
Dhadrainwale escaped the attack but his accomplice Bhupinder Singh was killed.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested four people in connection with the case.