Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 13
Upping the ante in opposition to the delay in bringing to e-book the accused in the sacrilege incidents and subsequent police firing, former Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday landed at gurdwara Burj Jawahar Singh in Bargari, the epicentre of sacrilege incidents.
Demanding to make public findings of the SIT investigation, Sidhu focused his personal social gathering’s ruling dispensation for allegedly being weak on presentation of details in the circumstances.
He mentioned on the sample of tabling Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report in the Vidhan Sabha, the report of IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh must also be made public.
After paying obeisance at gurdwara Burj Jawahar Singh on the event of Baisakhi, Sidhu mentioned folks had excessive hopes that the responsible can be dropped at e-book, including that “justice delayed is justice denied”.
The Chief Minister has termed the probe into the Kotkapura firing case as “honest, neutral and unbiased”, and introduced that his authorities would problem in the Supreme Court the orders of the High Court for quashing the investigation of the Punjab Police SIT or eradicating its chief.
Sidhu stayed on the gurdwara for quarter-hour and left after paying obeisance and reciting holy ‘ardas’.
The particular investigation staff (SIT) of Punjab Police, probing over five-year-old sacrilege incidents at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala and Bargari villages of Faridkot, has nominated some Dera Sacha Sauda followers, suspecting them to be the prime accused in the sacrilege and theft incidents.
In June 2016, after an unidentified man had opened hearth at Gurdev Singh, a Dera follower, at his grocery store at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village of Faridkot there was a large protest by the Dera followers. Kotkapura and its two close by villages, Burj Jawahar Singh Wala and Bargari, have been the epicentre of controversy for the previous over 5 years.
On June 1, 2015, a ‘bir’ of Guru Granth Sahib was stolen from the gurdwara at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala. On October 12, 2015, torn pages of this ‘bir’ had been discovered scattered in entrance of the gurdwara in adjoining Bargari village. There had been huge protests in which two Sikh protesters had been killed at Behbal Kalan, adopted by the killing of a Dera follower at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala on June 16, 2016.