AAP govt trying to suppress 2015 sacrilege issue, says Punjab Congress chief India News – Times of India

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Sunday accused the AAP-led government of trying to stifle the issue of sacrilege incidents of 2015 related to the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs.
Waring’s statement comes a day after the Punjab Police’s final report of the 2015 sacrilege cases in which Sirsa-based Sirsa was convicted. camp Sacha Sauda.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday submitted a 467-page report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab Police to Sikh leaders including Chamkaur Singh and Major Singh Pandori.
Responding to the SIT report, Waring on Sunday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party government in the state was trying to suppress the sacrilege cases.
“By handing over the report to religious leaders it does not substantiate any sanctity or veracity and the fact is that you are trying to hide the matter for the best known reasons,” he said. Congress leader.
“The AAP The government has betrayed all those who voted to bring it to power,” Warring said, warning the government against dire consequences as the issue concerns the sentiments of millions and millions of Sikhs and followers of the Guru Granth Sahib. and relates to emotions. above.
Waring, the MLA from Giddarbaha, said the AAP government was “following the script” of the then Shiromani Akali Dal government, which had tried to suppress the matter.
He said, “Just as the Akalis handed over the case to the CBI, ostensibly to cover it up as it failed to find anything and identify the culprits, similarly AAP has written a report which Tries to acquit the real culprits,” he said. ,
He said, “We are back in a class, as the Akalis could not, AAP did it by giving clean chit to all those whom the whole of Punjab knows to be guilty of sacrilege.
“Punjab Congress will go back to the people and ensure that justice is done in a matter that concerns everyone.” Punjabi And in which some precious lives have been lost,” Waring said.
The SIT, led by Inspector General of Police SPS Parmar, investigated the incidents and submitted a report to the state DGP on April 21.
In 2015, there were incidents related to the theft of a ‘bir’ (copy) of Guru Ganth Sahib in Faridkot, installation of handwritten profane posters and torn pages of the holy book found scattered in Bargari.
These incidents had led to protests in Faridkot. In October 2015, two people were killed in Behbal Kalan in police firing on protesters, while some others were injured in Kotkapura, Faridkot.
According to the report, Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been named in three sacrilege incidents.
According to the report, the motive behind the three cases is “to have direct links with Dera Sacha Sauda and the accused involved in these cases are the followers of the said Dera”.
“It is clear from the material/evidence collected by the SIT of Punjab Police that the accused had direct links with the Dera management. The motive behind the incidents was also to be linked to the movie ‘MSG-2’.” according to the report.
In 2015, the then SAD-BJP government handed over three cases to the CBI for investigation.
The Punjab government handed over the investigation to an SIT of the state police in September 2018, after the state assembly passed a resolution to withdraw consent from the CBI to probe these cases, given the lack of progress in the investigation.