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Punjab Govt forms SIT to probe Golden Temple sacrilege incident

By Rajan Nath -- December 19, 2021 3:39 pm -- Updated:December 19, 2021 5:13 pm

Terming the sacrilege incident at Golden Temple in Amritsar a most unfortunate, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday said that a Special Investigation Team under DCP Law and Order had been constituted, which would present an investigation report within two days.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, who is also holding the Home portfolio, revealed this while interacting with media persons.

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Earlier, he held a meeting with Civil and Police officers at Police Lines where IG Border Range Mohnish Chawla, Police Commissioner Dr. Sukhchain Singh Gill, Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira, SSP (Rural) Rakesh Kaushal, Rajinder Singh Mehta, Harjap Singh Suktanwind and Sukhdev Singh Bhoorakona from SGPC were also present.

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sacrilege guru granth sahib Golden Temple guru granth sahib amritsar, बेअदबी, गुरु ग्रंथ साहिब की बेअदबी, स्वर्ण मंदिर, गोल्डन टैंपल, गोल्डन टैंपल में बेअदबी

After the meeting, Deputy CM said that it was a very unfortunate incident and the police will get to the bottom of it. He also spoke to Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib and President SGPC. He said that they would get information regarding each and every aspect of the incident.

It also comes to fore during a preliminary investigation that the accused entered the Sri Darbar Sahib complex at 11:30 am and he stayed at Parikarma of the holiest shrine, which termed that the accused was here with a target.

He also said that the CCTV footage of markets adjoining Sri Darbar Sahib were also being scanned to ascertain that the accused came from which way and was there anyone with him.

The State Government will inquire about the entire incident jointly with the SGPC. He also made it clear that the accused was not identified so far and his post-mortem is being conducted shortly. He said Punjab Police in association with the SGPC will ensure that the Gurdwaras have its CCTV cameras, which should be fully operational.

-PTC News

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