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Special Investigation Team Arrests Six People In Sacrilege Cases


The six arrested might be produced in a Faridkot Court on Monday. (Representational)

Chandigarh:

Six individuals have been arrested by the SIT probing the incidents of the desecration of a non secular textual content in Punjab’s Faridkot in 2015, an official mentioned on Saturday.

The arrests by the Punjab Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) got here amid a requirement by a number of ruling Congress leaders for early motion within the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib and subsequent police firing incidents in Faridkot.

The SIT is led by Inspector General of Police SPS Parmar.

Assistant Inspector General Rajinder Singh Sohal, who’s member of the SIT, confirmed concerning the arrest of the six individuals, recognized as Sukhjinder Singh, Shakti Singh, Ranjit Singh, Baljit Singh, Nishan Singh and Pardeep Kumar.

They might be produced in a Faridkot Court on Monday.

They had been booked in reference to three sacrilege incidents which had taken place in Faridkot in 2015.

In February this 12 months, the CBI on the instructions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court had handed over the paperwork and information associated to the 2015 incidents to the Punjab Police SIT.

The earlier SAD-BJP authorities had handed over the three circumstances — theft of a “bir” (copy) of the Guru Granth Sahib from a Burj Jawahar Singh Wala gurdwara; placing up of handwritten sacrilegious posters in Bargari and Burj Jawahar Singh Wala; and torn pages of the holy e-book discovered at Bargari–to the CBI for probe.

The Punjab authorities had handed over the probe to an SIT of the state police in September 2018 after the state Assembly handed a decision withdrawing consent to the CBI to analyze these circumstances, noting lack of progress within the investigation.

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