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Probe panel quizzes former SGPC staffer

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 26

Kanwaljit Singh, a former superintendent of the Publication Department of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), was questioned regarding disappearance of 267 “saroops” by a probe panel at the Secretariat of the Akal Takht.

According to information, Kanwaljit was questioned for more than five hours. He was called on July 24 as well to clear his stance as he was responsible for maintaining the record and issuing “saroops”.

After his retirement on May 31, Kanwaljit had revealed about the missing “saroops” and had stated that he had issued “saroops” at the behest of members of the SGPC on the assurance that they would fulfill formalities later on. Another staffer of the SGPC, who was responsible for sending “saroops” to different states, has also been questioned.

The inquiry committee has a recording, which contains details of an interaction between the two employees. Earlier, the probe team had taken possession of the five-year record of the Publication Department.

The investigating team has yet not summoned the Punjab Human Rights Organisation’s representatives for questioning. The organisation had demanded a high-level inquiry and had submitted a complaint in this regard to the Chief Secretary.

Akal Takht has handed over the probe to former Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Navita Singh and Telangana High Court advocate Ishar Singh. The investigation would be completed within a month.

from The Tribune

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