Punjab CM orders CBI probe into sacrilege cases
Punjab has been witnessing relentless protests by Sikhs for over the past two weeks over the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib.
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has decided to hand over the probe concerning alleged sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Three separate cases regarding the theft of Guru Granth Sahib, putting up of objectionable posters and sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib were registered at the Baja Khana Police Station in Faridkot.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema told ANI that the “The Chief Minister, who is deeply anguished over the incidents, took the decision to get these cases investigated by the highest investigative agency in the country. And thus, on Sunday evening, he gave his nod to the handing over the cases to the CBI.”
“The Chief Minister also took into cognisance the demands made by various religious organisations as well as kin of the accused, and decided to fully respect the sentiments of everyone in this regard,” said the Cheema.
Punjab has been witnessing relentless protests by Sikhs for over past two weeks. Two Sikh men were killed allegedly in a police firing during a protest.