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Punjab police probe on in Jodhpur incident (Tarn Taran): 3 accused arrested so far

December 14, 2014 | By

Tarn Taran: Members of the special investigation team (SIT) formed to probe December 01 incident of in which a saroop of Guru Granth Sahib was burnt at Jodhpur village near Tarn Taran visited the spot on Saturday (Dec. 14).

The police had registered a case against 10 followers of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan commonly called Noormehal Dera. Only 3 of them have been arrested so far.

Sikhs gather at village Jodhpur (Tarn Taran) [December 02, 2014]

Sikhs gather at village Jodhpur (Tarn Taran) [December 02, 2014]

Noormehal dera is a controversial sect based at Noormehal. It’s followers use to engage in anti-Sikh activities. Punjab government led by Captain Amrinder Singh had banned Ashutosh’s activities in Punjab after his activities had led to unrest in the State. The ban was however lifted by Punjab government led by Badal-BJP combine.

Badal Government overlooked the apparent threat to law and order situation when Ashutosh announced to hold a public function at Ludhaina on December 5, 2009. Punjab police used excessive force to repress public protests against Ashutosh’s function. Bhai Darshan Singh Lohara was killed in police firing and several others had sustained injuries in this incident.

On October 28, 2014 Dera Noormehal followers attacked Sikhs at village Jodhpur near Tarn Taran and several Sikhs were injured in this attack.

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