Amritsar, January 20
The Amritsar rural police have traced the family of Jastarwal village sacrilege accused in West Bengal.
His father Rafiqul Islam reached Amritsar to meet his son Jenarul Haque, who is currently admitted to the Dr Vidya Sagar Institute of Mental Health for treatment.
Following probe in the sacrilege incident at Nanaksar Gurudwara in Jastarwal village, the police concluded that the incident was not a conspiracy and that the suspect was mentally unstable.
The probe carried out after involving 11-member committee formed by the Sikh organisations, who were asking the police to hand him over to them.
Tension had gripped the village after the incident which was captured in the CCTV cameras of the gurdwara. Hundreds of Sikh activists with traditional weapons had gathered outside the gurdwara. The accused was taken into police custody after 12 hours of persuasion. An 11-member committee of Sikh organisations was also made to unearth any ‘conspiracy’.
After probe, he was identified as Jenarul of Malda in West Bengal. He was booked for hurting religious sentiments. The police tracked his whereabouts in the last one-and-a-half years to ascertain the facts. It was found that he worked as a labourer at different homes during the period.
The police also approached the police in West Bengal to confirm his identity. SP Jagjit Singh Walia, confirmed the development and said his father came to Amritsar and met his son, who is under treatment at a mental hospital. His father told that he was missing for the past eight years. He was mentally unsound since birth. His medical reports also confirmed the same.
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