Missing ‘saroops’: Bid to politicise issue, says SGPC - ECAS Punjab

Missing ‘saroops’: Bid to politicise issue, says SGPC

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Amritsar, July 13

MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla's advice of incorporating the state machinery to conduct a judicial investigation into the missing 267 'saroops' of Guru Granth Sahib has not gone down well with the SGPC.

In a first, the SGPC, during an executive body meeting held yesterday, decided to get the issue investigated by an outsider, designated by Akal Takht. The SGPC executive members demanded that the probe be done by a retired Sikh judge or a Sikh intellectual. It is learnt that the committee has submitted a copy of the resolution in this regard to the Takht.

On the other hand, Aujla had written to the Takht to involve the state government and get the probe done through a serving judge or club the 267 missing 'saroops' case with the 2015 sacrilege incidents of Bargari that is under investigation by the SIT constituted by the state government.

SGPC's senior vice-president Rajinder Singh Mehta said Aujla's advice was a 'politically motivated' move to defame the SGPC.

"Aujla wants to give it a political colour whereas it is a religious matter. The government machinery cannot be involved as the SGPC is competent enough to scrutinise it," he said. — TNS



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