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Beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib at SBS Nagar distt. Gurdwara under Govt. Control

March 30, 2016 | By

SBS Nagar/ Banga: An outrageous incident of beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib is reported from village Jhander Kalan in Banga Tehsil of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshehr) district. The Gurdwara Sahib was under government control as a court had appointed Tehsildar of Nawanshehr as receiver of the Gurdwara Sahib in wake of a management related dispute.

An Ang (1137) of Guru Granth Sahib was torn from a Saroop residing at Gurdwara Shaheedan Baba Selh Barah at Jhander Kalan village. It was thrown out on streets after further cutting it. The beadbi came to the notice of local Sikh sangat on March 29 evening.

Preliminary investigation conducted by the Sikh sangat revealed that the Gurdwara Sahib was under control of Nawanshehr Tehsildar as per a court order and prima facie the administration has failed to take due care of the Gurdwara Sahib. There was no permanent sewadar at the Gurdwara Sahib.

The Parkash of the concerned Saroop of Guru Granth Sahib was last held on March 26.

Gurudwara Sahaheedan Baba Selh Barah, village Jhander Kalan near Banga [Photo: Sikh Siyasat]

Gurudwara Sahaheedan Baba Selh Barah, village Jhander Kalan near Banga [Photo: Sikh Siyasat]

Senior police and administrative officers, including SSP (SBS Nagar), DSP and SDM (Banga) also visited to the Gurdwara Sahib to ensure the Sikh sangat that the police would take ‘proper action’ in this case.

SGPC executive committee member Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, under whose constituency the incident took place, told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone that the Sikh sangat of the village Jhander Kalan have filed a complaint with the police.

Sikh youth leader Bhai Mandhir Singh told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that the administration was insisting on registering of the FIR on the complaint of the court appointed receiver of the Gurdwara Sahib but the Sikh sangat did not agree to it. According to the Sikh sangat the Tehsildar (receiver) was himself responsible for this incident as it was a grave negligence on his part and he had failed to take proper care of the Gurdwara Sahib.

Behram Police Station incharge Inspector Avtar Singh told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone that an FIR (no. 12/2016) has been registered under Section 295-A of Indian Penal Code against unknown persons. He said that the investigations were on in this case.

S. Sukhdev Singh Bhaur said that the concerned Saroop of Guru Granth Sahib has been brought to Gurdwara Charan Kamal Sahib, Banga.

“The police was insisting to take the custody of the Saroop but the Sikh Sangat has rejected their demand and the Saroop has been kept at Gurdwara Charankamal Sahib Banga. Two Singh have joined the Sewa of the the concerned Gurdwara Shaib at village Jhander Kalan”, said he.

“The concerned Ang is with the police” he added.

Bhai Mandhir Singh said that the Sikh sangat have served an ultimatum to the administration till next Wednesday. “Akhand Paath Sahib will begin a the concerned Gurdwara Sahib on next Monday and Bhog will be held on Wednesday. The Sikh sangat have asked the administration to find the culprits till Wednesday” he added.

If the administration fails to find the culprits with in specified time the Sikh sangat will announce next course of action.

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