2 held for bid to poison Golden Temple langar
Amritsar, November 3
Santosh Rani and Balwant Singh, who occasionally performed sewa at the langar hall of the Golden Temple, reportedly threw some poisonous powder wrapped in paper in the dal which was ready to be served to devotees at about 9 pm. However, an alert sewadar, Balwinder Singh, saw them throwing the powder in the dal. He said he, along with some other sewadars, immediately threw away the dal.
Balwinder Singh and other sewadars on duty alerted the galliara police force and later managed to identify the duo who had thrown the poisonous powder. Thereafter, the police nabbed them. Later, a case was registered for attempt to murder on information provided by Balwinder Singh.
Meanwhile, the honorary secretary, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, has urged the police to get the powder checked immediately and investigate the case. He said the SGPC had further beefed up the vigil in and around the langar area.
According to the SP (City-I), Mr Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, the police has got one-day remand of the two arrested persons. He said that samples of the powder would be sent to Patiala for chemical analysis.