Dera row - Sikh clerics to meet on Tuesday
Top Sikh clerics will meet on Tuesday in Amritsar to decide the future course of action in the wake of an apology tendered by the Dera Sacha Sauda chief even as Punjab Police remained on high alert across the state, which remained calm on Monday.
Senior police officers reviewed the law and order at regular intervals as security around religious shrines and Sirsa-based sect's centres in the state was further beefed up.
The police force would remain on maximum alert till June six, the anniversay of Operation Blue Star, official sources said.
Police and paramilitary personnel would continue flag marches in the state to instill a sense of security among the people, especially those living in rural areas, DIG Ishwar Singh said.
"Besides, the security around Gurdwaras, temples and sect's Deras, including the one at Salabatpura in Bhatinda district, has been further strengthened," he said.
Meanwhile, the Sikh clergy will meet on Tuesday in holy city Amritsar to decide the course of action in the light of apology tendered by Dera chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti said the High Priests would discuss the matter at their meeting on Tuesday.
On Sunday night, the Dera chief, in conflict with the Sikh clergy, tendered the apology for dressing like Guru Gobind Singh.