Chandigarh: In a major development in Faridkot holy text desecration case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday announced a Rs 10-lakh cash reward.
The reward will be given for information leading to arrest of the accused involved the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village and theft of a 'bir' from a gurdwara at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village in Faridkot district.
The CBI in a statement said it needs the cooperation of the general public for providing information about persons who have indulged in theft and then desecrating the holy Granth Sahib.
"If on the information of any person, the persons involved are traced, he would be given a cash reward of Rs. 10,00,000/- (Ten Lakhs) by the CBI," it added.
"The information may also be given to any nearest branch of the CBI located anywhere in India. The name of the informant will be kept secret," it added.
Punjab government had earlier on November 1 had handed over the probe to CBI into the Bargari village sacrilege incident in Faridkot.
The CBI in its statement has said that any person having any information of the whereabouts of the above mentioned persons may inform the following CBI officers immediately on the address, telephone and mobile phones mentioned below:
Abhishek Dular, Superintendent of Police CBI/Special Crimes-III CBI Headquarters Building, 3`d Floor, CGO's Complex, New Delhi Tel. - 011-24368644, Mobile. No- 9418834911
N. Krishnamurthy, Duty Officer Additional Superintendent of Police, CBI/Special Crimes-III CBI Hors Building CBI HQrs Building, 3`d floor, CGOs Complex, New Delhi Tel. 011 24368646 Tel. 011- 24368646 Mobile No- 9968081143.