In the continuing wave of sacrilege, pages from a ‘gutka’ (a small book of essential verses from Guru Granth Sahib) were found torn on Monday on the road connecting Adalatpur village and Kalanaur, about 27 kilometres from here.
Two women — Lakhwinder Kaur and Amarjit Kaur of Kalanaur — who were out on morning walk, were first to spot the pages scattered on the road and report it to the other locals. Kalanaur station house officer (SHO) receivedThe locals staged a dharna outside the Kalanaur police station demanding the arrest of the elements behind the incident. the information and passed it to the Gurdaspur senior superintendent of police Gurpreet Singh Toor, who took a team to the spot.
Meanwhile, the locals staged a dharna outside the Kalanaur police station, demanding the arrest of the elements behind the incident.
The SSP assured the crowd that police would try their best to catch the miscreants. He formed a three-member special investigation team (SIT) led by superintendent of police (detective) Satpal Singh and attached six Kalanaur residents with it. “The damaged gutka was very old and its pages were also in poor condition,” said SSP Toor, adding that the police were already vigilant about the safety of all gurdwaras, particularly ones that were isolated and without regular caretaker.
He also sought people’s cooperation in keeping a vigil against the bad elements who wanted to disturb communal harmony.