Combat over gurdwara management on shrine premises turns ugly; 9 booked, 3 arrested

Saturday morning witnessed an unpleasant battle between two teams of gurdwara administration on the premises of Nishan Sahib Gurdwara in German Colony of Faridkot wherein three individuals have been injured.

Whereas CCTV digicam captured the conflict, many devotees too recorded it of their cellphones which went viral on social media.
Police have registered an FIR in opposition to 9 individuals and arrested three individuals. Additional investigation is on, stated deputy superintendent of police Jasmeet Singh.

Many devotees had gathered on the gurdwara to pay obeisance within the morning on Saturday (the primary day of month based on Sikh calendar). Saturday was the start of desi month ‘Assu’.

The incident came about when president of the gurdwara was addressing the viewers on the premises of the shrine. Initially there was some argument amongst some individuals within the viewers however quickly it took an unpleasant flip within the type of a battle.

Nishan Sahib Gurdwara president Jaswant Singh stated, “After I was addressing the viewers, Harbans Singh, the previous president of the gurdwara administration, attacked me in entrance of the devotees.”

Data revealed that Harbans Singh and Jaswant Singh have been at loggerheads over some outdated challenge they usually had approached police prior to now as effectively.
However what had damage the devotees on Saturday is that very quickly supporters of Jaswant Singh and Harbans Singh began combating with one another, with utter disregard for the sanctity of the shrine. Quickly the battle on the holy premises become a free-for-all – with kicks, blows and slaps in entrance of the Holy Bir of Guru Granth Sahib. Each the supporters acquired so carried away that they even used the ‘shastras’ (swords) positioned earlier than the ‘bir’ to assault one another, thus hurting the non secular sentiments of the devotees. Turbans too have been tossed within the conflict which was caught within the CCTV digicam.

Following the conflict Prabhjeet Kaur, a lady devotee, and two extra have been admitted to hospital.

DSP Jasmeet Singh whereas speaking to The Indian Specific stated, “An FIR has been registered in opposition to 9 individuals by identify and out of those, Harbans Singh Bhau, Joginder Singh and Thana Singh have been arrested. Investigation is on to arrest the remaining as effectively.”

The FIR was lodged on the criticism of 42-year-old Prabhjeet Kaur, a resident of German Colony. The 9 individuals booked by identify are: Thana Singh , Harbans Singh Bhau, Gurjant Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Amarjot Singh, Joginder Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Channa Bhau and Panjab Singh.

Sources stated that some tussle relating to fund administration has been occurring between the 2 teams.

Condemning the incident, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Gurinder Kaur Bholuwala informed reporters that SGPC ought to take discover of this incident wherein non secular sentiments of individuals have been damage.

Nonetheless, it might be famous that the gurdwara the place the incident came about doesn’t come beneath the SGPC and it has a personal gurdwara administration of its personal.

The costs within the FIR embody injuring or defiling a spot of worship with intent to insult the faith of any class, assault on a lady with intent to outrage her modesty, wrongful restraint, rioting with lethal weapons, punishment for voluntarily inflicting damage, and illegal meeting of individuals.

It has been learnt that each Jaswant Singh and Harbans Singh have gotten their gurdwara administration committees registered and are present process a court docket case over the problem of taking management over the gurdwara administration.

Jaswant Singh has nonetheless one 12 months left of his time period as president.

Prabhjeet Kaur in her criticism said that the incident came about quickly after Jaswant Singh completed his handle on organising ‘langar’ on the event of Baba Farid Aagman Purab, which can begin from September 19. After his speech, Jaswant Singh took the stage for his speech, however one Thana Singh began arguing with Jaswant Singh. Then Jaswant Singh informed Thana Singh that they need to go exterior the gurdwara and discuss it out. However quickly Harbans Singh and the individuals talked about above additionally joined they usually began attacking the opposite group, the complainant said.

“My husband Narinder Pal Singh was attempting to pacify the individuals who have been combating when Harbans Singh picked a sword mendacity earlier than the holy ‘bir’ and tried to assault him, however I acquired in the best way. Within the course of, my left wrist acquired injured. In between, Amarjot Singh got here and slapped me. Within the melee, my garments have been additionally torn.

Joginder Singh attacked my husband, whereas Thana Singh picked an iron rod with which I acquired damage. My husband was additionally crushed up mercilessly and he has acquired inner accidents,” based on the FIR.

In the meantime, All India Sikh College students’ Federation president Daler Singh Dod met SSP Rajpal Singh and urged for strict motion in opposition to each teams.
He stated, “We’re feeling ashamed after taking a look at such visuals. I had even despatched an electronic mail to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh asking him to intervene. His private secretary Jaspal Singh responded instantly saying {that a} committee has been shaped to research the matter and that the committee has already reached the spot.”



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