Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Saturday asked Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to take a strict action against DGP Dinkar Gupta for his remark on Kartarpur Corridor.
Sirsa said that “Punjab DGP’s statement reflects anti-Sikh thinking of Congress. Huge number of Sikh devotees including myself visited Sri Kartarpur Sahib, but we did not come as terrorists.” DSGMC president has asked the Punjab CM to take a strict action against Dinkar Gupta and give a clarification on it to the nation.
While speaking about the security concerns over the Kartarpur corridor, the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP), Dinkar Gupta, on Friday said that the visa-free passage for Sikh pilgrims was a huge challenge, from terrorism point of view. He stated that Kartarpur has a potential that you send somebody in the morning and by evening he would come back as terrorist actually.
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While speaking at an event of The Indian Express in Panchkula, Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta said that “You are there for six hours, you can be taken to firing range and can be taught to make an Improvised explosive device (IED).”
Meanwhile, the DGP said that it was a huge concern that is why it was not opened for all these years. He added that he was in the Intelligence Bureau for eight years and that he used to handle it over there.
The feeling was that the corridor will be a huge challenge from the terrorism point of view, but as the community wanted it, it was decided that why this dream cannot be realised, DGP said. Therefore, the security concerns were put aside and we gave our go ahead, he added.
The Kartarpur corridor connecting Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district with Pakistan’s Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur was inaugurated on November 9, three days ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikh faith founder Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a portion of the corridor falling on Indian side while Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the other part, on the Pakistan side.