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Torn pages of ‘gutka’ found in Tarn Taran village

According to the villagers, this is the third incident of desecration of ‘gutka’ in the week.

punjab Updated: Jul 16, 2017 13:19 IST
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Tension gripped the border village of Mastgarh as more than 20 torn pages of ‘gutka’ (religious book of Sikhs) were recovered from the outskirt of the village, 50km from Tarn Taran, on Friday. According to the villagers, this is the third incident of desecration of ‘gutka’ in the week.

Police reached the spot and started investigation. Sukhwinder Singh, of the same village, said, some passerby spotted around 20 torn pages of ’gutka’ at the fringe of the village on Friday morning. “After we came to know of the desecration, we rushed to the spot and collected the torn pages with due respect. The torn pages have now been placed in the village gurdwara,” he said.

“On Wednesday, the village children spotted some torn pages of ’gutka’ in the field of a farmer Jokha Singh, which had been ensconced in the gurdwara,” he said.

He said, also, this week, a desecrated ’gutka’ was found from a field of a paddy nursery.