The main accused in the recent attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan has been arrested under the anti-terrorism act on Monday. The accused has been identified as Imran, allegedly led a mob which hurled stones at the holy shrine, which is known to be the birthplace of Sikh faith founder Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Also, Imran had threatened to convert it into a mosque.
Azhar Mashwani, the Focal Person (Digital Media) to Punjab Chief Minister took to twitter and wrote: “The main culprit in #NankanaSahib incident Imran has been arrested FIR # 6/2020 u/s 295A/290/291/341/506/148/ 149, 6 sound system /7ATA has been registered at Nanakan Police Station.” The tweet also carried the picture of the accused behind the bars.
He (Imran) has been booked uuner 7 ATA which is non-bailable section under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Earlier, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, took to twitter and wrote: “The major difference between the condemnable Nankana incident and the ongoing attacks across India on Muslims and other minorities is this: the former is against my vision and will find zero tolerance and protection from the government including police and judiciary.”
Likewise, Indian Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “India strongly condemns vandalism at the holy Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan and calls upon Pakistan to take immediate steps to ensure the safety, security and well being of the Sikh community.”