Ludhiana man arrested for smoking at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib

Paramjit Singh after taking a puff threw his cigarette behind Ragis sitting in Darbar Sahib and blew smoke towards them

Ludhiana man arrested for smoking at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib

Photo for representational purpose only.

Tribune News Service

Anandpur Sahib, September 13

A resident of Ludhaina was on Monday arrested for allegedly smoking at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib.

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee security guards deployed on the spot overpowered Paramjit Singh, a Jatt Sikh, and handed him over to the local police.

The relatives of the accused informed the police that for last one year he was under treatment for schizophrenia, a disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel and behave clearly.

SGPC security guard Swaran Singh informed the police that it was around 4.30 am when Paramjit Singh after taking a puff threw his cigarette behind the ragis sitting in darbar sahib and blew the smoke towards them.

Ropar SSP Vivek Sheel Soni, who reached the spot, said the accused had been arrested after registering a case under Section 295-A of the IPC against him.

He said the investigation would be held by a high-powered police team in coordination with a five-member committee appointed by the Takht Jathedar.

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