In another incident of desecration, torn pages of Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib were found torn in a gurdwara at Marar village near Batala on Sunday.
The incident came to light when some village women, who came to pay obeisance at the gurdwara around 10am, saw 20 pages of the holy book torn. They informed the village sarpanch and police was called.
Batala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Daljinder Singh rushed to the village and held a meeting with villagers and assured them that those behind the incident would be nabbed soon.
Talking to HT, the SSP said the situation was under control and he was supervising the investigation.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people from nearby villages gathered at the gurdwara and demanded strict actions against the accused.
Congress MLA from Fatehgarh Churian Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa directed the Gurdaspur deputy commissioner Pardeep Sabharwal and the Batala SSP to make efforts to nab the accused.
Bajwa also spoke to the villagers and appealed them to maintain peace and harmony in the area.