SGPC suspends 3 staffers for ‘pardon’ to ex-minister Langah - ECAS Punjab

SGPC suspends 3 staffers for ‘pardon’ to ex-minister Langah

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 3

Hours after 'pardoning' excommunicated former SAD leader Sucha Singh Langah, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal suspended three employees of Gurdwara Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Garhi.

Longowal's personal secretary Mahinder Singh Ahli said those suspendend include Rachhpal Singh, incharge; Khushwant Singh, priest; and Harmeet Singh, 'kathavachak'. "They have been suspended till further orders," he said.

Meanwhile, a flying squad wing along with senior preachers and members of the Dharam Parchar Committee have been entrusted with the responsibility to scrutinise the circumstances which led to the 'pardoning' of Langah.

Earlier, in a surprise development, Langah was 'exonerated' by 'Panj Pyaras' at Gurdwara Garhi Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in Dhariwal, Gurdaspur. The move aimed at paved the way to bring Langah back to the community fold as he intended to rejoin mainstream politics.

The former SAD MLA from Dera Baba Nanak and SGPC member was excommunicated on October 5, 2017, by Akal Takht after his objectionable video went viral.

Langah, along with his family, appeared before the 'Panj Pyaras' of the Tarna Dal to submit an apology. The 'Panj Pyaras' pronounced upon him "tankhah" (religious punishment). He was directed to sweep the gurdwara premises for an hour daily for 21 days.

from The Tribune

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