Punjab & Region

Bargari sacrilege: SIT ‘picks up’ two dera followers from Covid ward

The Fact News Service
Faridkot, May 30
The defence alleged wrongful confinement after the special investigation team (SIT) probing the 2015 sacrilege cases picked up two Dera Sacha Sauda followers from the Covid ward of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, in a case relating to pasting of derogatory posters near the gurdwara in Bargari village. According to official sources, the SIT detained Sukhjinder Singh, alias Sunny, of Kotkapura and Baljit Singh of Sikhanwala village on Friday and took them to the Bajakhana police station. The SIT, led by inspector general of police, border range, Surinder Pal Singh Parmar, had on May 17 arrested the duo along with Nishan Singh, Ranjit Singh, Pardeep Kumar and Shakti Singh in a case registered in connection with a sacrilege incident wherein torn pages of “bir” (copy of Guru Granth Sahib) were found scattered at Bargari village in Faridkot district in 2015. The court had sent them to police custody till May 21. However, Sukhjinder, Baljit and Nishan tested positive for Covid-19 on May 19, after which they were admitted to the Faridkot hospital.

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