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SGPC restores power, water supply to former Damdama Sahib jathedar’s residence

In April, Gurmukh Singh was shifted after levelling allegations that the Sikh clergy led by Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh pardoned dera chief on directions of the-then Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and son Sukhbir, who was the Punjab deputy chief minister at that time.

punjab Updated: Sep 18, 2017 13:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
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Gurmukh Singh was among the five high priests who had exonerated Dera Sacha Sauda head (and later revoked their decision) in 2015. (HT Photo)

After facing severe criticism over its move of cutting power and water supply to official residence of former Takht Sri Damdama Sahib jathedar Giani Gurmukh Singh, SGPC restored the same on Sunday night.

Talking to Hindustan Times, the former jathedar said that as news of action against him spread, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committe (SGPC) employees came to his house at around 9.00 pm and reconnected the supply. They also did not ask his kin to vacate the house.

In April, Gurmukh Singh was shifted after levelling allegations that the Sikh clergy led by Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh pardoned dera chief on directions of the-then Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and son Sukhbir, who was the Punjab deputy chief minister at that time.

He was among the five high priests who had exonerated Dera Sacha Sauda head (and later revoked their decision) in 2015. The dera head has committed blasphemy in 2007 by dressing up as a Sikh guru.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 13:25 IST