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Punjab police SIT gives ‘clean chit’ to Noormehal Dera followers in Jodhpur incident

December 17, 2014 | By

Jodhpur, Tarn Taran: Punjab Police’s special investigation team has granted ‘clean chit’ to the followers of controversial Noormehal Dera called Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) in a case related to act of arson in a Jodhpur Gurdwara Sahib and burning a saroops of Guru Granth Sahib. The incident had taken place on December 01.

The SIT was announced by the administration on December 12 in wake of pressure from various Sikh organizations reportedly submitted it’s report on Monday (December 15), which says that the fire incident occurred due to power short-circuit and thereby ruled out ‘any hand’ of Dera Noormehal followers in this incident.

The report says that sewadar/ Granthi of Gurdwara was out of Gurdwara Sahib when the incident took place. It says that the the incident was spotted by neighbours.

The two-members SIT comprised Amritsar Police commissioner Jatinder Pal Singh Aulakh and SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill. The senior police officers contended that they found electricity wires attached with the Manji Sahib (sacred bed of Guru Granth Sahib) which were naked. They claimed that due to these naked wires, the short circuit took place.

Sikh bodies reject SIT report:

Various Sikh bodies have discarded the report. Damdami Taksal (Ajnala), Sri Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee, Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj, besides other Sikh organizations totally rejected the impugned investigation report.

On the other hand, Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has termed the SIT report as incomplete.

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