Akal Takht rejects Sucha Singh Langah’s plea for clemency

Akal Takht rejects Sucha Singh Langah’s plea for clemency

Sucha Singh Langah — File photo

Amritsar, August 24

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on Monday rejected a clemency appeal of excommunicated Sucha Singh Langah, a former Akali minister, saying the Sikh community would continue to socially boycott him.

The decision came after Langah submitted an “apology letter” with the Akal Takht Secretariat through his son Sukhjinder Singh Sonu.

Langah was excommunicated by the Takht on October 5, 2017, after an objectionable video reportedly featuring him had gone viral. Later, he was acquitted by the court as the complainant had withdrawn the charges.

Akal Takht’s officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh made it clear that the Takht’s verdict stood till date. “No pardon was granted to him. The sangat should not have any association with him,” he said.

The former Akali minister’s son said it was for the fourth time when his father had approached the Takht for forgiveness. — TNS

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