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Being made scapegoat, claims Dr Roop Singh

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GS Paul

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 5

Breaking silence for the first time after the issue of misappropriation of "saroops" of Guru Granth Sahib surfaced, former chief secretary of the SGPC Dr Roop Singh said he was being made a scapegoat.


Dr Roop Singh, SGPC Ex-Chief secretary

Poser to SGPC

If I was among the guilty officials, why was
my resignation accepted?I should have been chargesheeted.


He had quit on moral and ethical grounds and his resignation was accepted by the SGPC executive on August 27. The report that was partially made public by the SGPC today held Dr Roop Singh guilty among 14 other officials and staff members of the publication and allied departments for embezzlement of 328 "saroops".

"I was unnecessarily tortured. It was only after I tendered my resignation, voices were raised against the SGPC president. If I was among the guilty officials, why was my resignation accepted? I should have been chargesheeted. I didn't even get any official confirmation about the acceptance of my resignation," he said.

"At whose behest the "saroops" were sent is yet to be disclosed," he said.

"An office note that speaks about 80 "saroops" getting damaged in the May 2016 fire was deliberately leaked because it had got my signatures on it. The truth was that the note was written by assistant supervisor Kanwaljit Singh and I had just forwarded it to my subordinate to take necessary action. How could I be held responsible for it," he said.

from The Tribune

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