Three SGPC staffers challenge their dismissal in High Court - ECAS Punjab

Three SGPC staffers challenge their dismissal in High Court

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Amritsar, November 3

Three of the five SGPC employees who were dismissed from service for their alleged involvement in the misappropriation of Guru Granth Sahib 'saroops' have challenged the decision legally.

In compliance with the investigation report of the Akal Takht-constituted panel on August 24, the executive body headed by SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal had sacked four staff members of the publication department, namely deputy secretary Gurbachan Singh, clerk Baaj Singh, assistant accountant Jujhar Singh and sewadar Dalbir Singh. Besides, the service of another sewadar Amarjit Singh at Gurdwara Angitha Sahib in Goindwal Sahib was also terminated with immediate effect.

Gurbachan Singh, Baaj Singh and Dilbagh Singh have moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the SGPC decision.

Gurbachan said till date, none of them were issued dismissal orders nor any chargesheet was submitted to clarify the grounds under which their services were terminated.

Baaj Singh said he too was made a scapegoat by the SGPC. However, Longowal said the legal panel was already on the job to file a reply against the allegations in the court. "We have got substantial evidence to prove their negligence," he said. — TNS

from The Tribune

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