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Police arrests person guilty of two incidents sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji

Chandigar: Police in Punjab on Monday arrested a man who was caught by the villagers for committing sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji in village Tarkhan Majra, Fatehgarh Sahib district.

Disclosing this on Monday a spokesperson of Punjab police said that an incident of sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji was reported from village Tarkhan Majra, Fatehgarh Sahib district on 12.10.2020 at 11 am. In this case Police have registered FIR no. 294 dated 12.10.2020 at PS Sirhind, based on the statement of Manjot Singh of village Tarkhan Majra, Sewadar of Gurudwara Sahib.

He added that according to the statement of complainant Manjot Singh, an unknown person driving a Swift car, number PB-34-7277, came to the village and entered the Gurudwara Sahib on the pretext of paying obeisance, but once inside he committed sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. He, along with his father, overpowered him and raised an alarm. Some of the villagers assembled on the spot and also informed the police. Senior police officials reached the spot immediately and took custody of the accused.

The spokesperson informed that the accused has been identified as Sehajvir Singh (aged 19 years) resident of Nabha. The police found a prescription slip from a Patiala hospital, where he has been undergoing drug de-addiction treatment for the last one year. The accused was identified by his father, who was also brought to the spot, after receiving information about the blasphemous act of his son.

He added that during preliminary investigations, the accused has disclosed that before committing this horrific crime, he had also committed a similar incident in the morning in a nearby village Jallah, Fatehgarh Sahib district.

The spokesman said that ADGP Law & Order Ishwar Singh, IGP Rupnagar Amit Prasad, IGP Patiala Jatinder Singh Aulakh, SSP Fatehgarh Sahib Amneet Kondal and other senior officers have visited the two spots and ordered a thorough and open investigation to be conducted in a transparent and impartial manner in association with the SGPC and the members of the Satkar committee.

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