Manjit Singh GK moves Akal Takht over Big B’s donation to DSGMC

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 17

Former president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (DSGMC) Manjit Singh GK today filed a complaint to the Akal Takht against the current committee for accepting financial aid from actor Amitabh Bachchan.

Hours later, the DSGMC legal cell appealed to Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh to take action against GK for maligning the image of DSGMC for political gains.

Sikhs want money returned

  • DSGMC former president Manjit Singh GK has urged the Takht to take a call on whether the money from Amitabh Bachchan, who allegedly incited the 1984 riots, should be accepted or not
  • He said the Sikhs never accepted the Centre’s proposal to rebuild the dilapidated Akal Takht after Operation Bluestar. Riot victims’ kin and Sikhs want the money to be returned

DSGMC cell chairperson Jagdeep Singh Kahlon stated that GK, during his stint as DSGMC president never spared a thought about 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims or spoke about Bachchan’s involvement in it.

Bachchan had recently extended a sum of Rs 2 crore to the DSGMC for Sri Guru TeghBahadur Covid Care Facility for patients at Gurudwara Rakabganj, New Delhi.

GK claimed that a total of Rs 12 crore was accepted from Bachchan, as on earlier occasion Rs 10 crore was given for MRI machines at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib too. The issue gained attention when Sirsa glorified Bachchan’s move on social media.

GK said when Sirsa inaugurated the diagnostic centre on March 11, it was told that the machines were served by one Chawla and Juneja families. However, on May 10, when Bachchan claimed in his blog that he had given all expenses of the diagnostic centre, the DSGMC said the machines were procured with the assistance from Harivansh Rai Bachchan Trust.

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