Desecration case: Police arrest granthi in Punjab

Fatehgarh Sahib : Local police today claimed to have arrested a granthi in a desecration case reported at village Badesh Kalan of Khamano sub division of this district. Eight pages of Japji Sahib (a Sikh holy book) were found scattered in the bushes behind Elementary School of Badesh Kalan village. On the statement of former sapanch Surinder Singh, the Khamano police had registered a case against unidentified persons under Section 295-A, 120 B of the IPC yesterday. Patiala Range IG Paramraj Singh Umranagal today informed that after receiving the information about desecration, Ropar Range DIG Gursharan Singh Sandhu and Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar inspected the site and constituted special teams to solve the case. He said the police arrested Jasvir Singh, who is serving as Granthi at Gurdwara of village Manala and recovered the Japji Sahib from which pages were torn. The IG said during preliminary investigation accused Jasvir told the police that he was native of village Nava Gyaon of Khanna police district and he had murdered his mother around 8-10 years ago and lodged in Ludhiana jail. He was living at village Badesh Kalan for last some years and serving as granthi at Gurdwara of village Manala. The granthi, who had criminal background, first informed former sarpanch Surinder Singh about the scattered pages. As per the IG, Jasvir Singh wanted to appoint his son as Granthi of village Badesh Kalan Gurdwara and also wants to collect some financial aid after the incident.

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