Punjab: Three-member SIT to probe Tarn Taran church vandalism incident

By Jasleen Kaur -- September 02, 2022 4:32 pm -- Updated:September 02, 2022 4:32 pm

Chandigarh, September 2: Following the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and DGP Gaurav Yadav, Director Bureau of Investigation (BOI) B Chandra Sekhar has formed a three-member SIT to ensure effective and speedy investigation into the desecration and fire incident in a church at Thakarpura village in Tarn Taran district.

The SIT is headed by Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ferozepur Range, while two members include SSP, Tarn Taran, and SP, Investigation, Tarn Taran.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday directed DGP Gaurav Yadav to probe the incident, which is a handiwork of the forces inimical to peace, prosperity and progress of the state.

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Punjab: Three-member SIT to probe Tarn Taran church vandalism incident

DGP Gaurav Yadav said the SIT would conduct a day-to-day investigation into this case and would ensure the submission of a final report in the competent court at the earliest. The SIT could also co-opt any other officer/official for assistance in the investigation of the case, he added.

The DGP reiterated that besides maintaining law and order, the Punjab Police was committed to maintaining a peaceful atmosphere and communal harmony in the state. He said police teams were investigating the Tarn Taran church vandalism case from all angles and all culprits would be arrested soon and strict punitive action against would be ensured.

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-PTC News


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