August 21, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Malerkotla: It is learned that torn pages of Quran Sharif (holy book of Muslims) have been recovered here on Sunday from three different mosques of the city, prompting the authorities to beef up security in the city to thwart off any unforeseen incidence.
Some locals found the torn pages of Quran Sharif scattered on roads near three different mosques located near bus stand, grain market and new court complex in the early hours of Sunday, media sources said.
DSP Yogi Raj along with his team reached the spot, while SSP Mandeep Sidhu reportedly held meetings with locals on the matter.
“We have registered a case under Section 295-A IPC against unidentified persons. We have formed 15 teams to crack the case. We are scanning all CCTVs near the crime spots.” SSP Sidhu said in his statement to the media.
“Some miscreants have tried to disturb peace, but our government will take strict action against the culprits.” reads the statement of Local MLA and Cabinet Minister Razia Sultana published in an English tabloid. “CCTVs would be installed across Malerkotla at a cost of Rs 50 lakh to prevent such incidents in future.”
Meanwhile, the local Muslim community performed the rites of the pages by burring the torn pages at a graveyard on the Ludhiana road, reports The Tribune (TT).
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