Amritsar, November 20
A day after a man and his son were nabbed for carrying a Guru Granth Sahib ‘saroop’ disrespectfully in a suitcase at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh directed Baba Kulwant Singh
of Gurdwara Nanaksar Samadh Bhai, Moga, to clarify his stance over the issue.
Meanwhile, the police procured two-day remand of Jawala Singh and his son Jasveer Singh, who had disclosed the name of the baba during the preliminary investigation by the police.
SHO Rajinder Singh of Police Station, Airport, said the baba had also been included as an accused in the FIR. The trio had been booked under Sections 295A, 120B and 34 of the IPC.
In a communication sent to the baba, the Jathedar questioned him to reveal his source through which he had procured the ‘saroop’ and the motive behind it. Jaspal Singh, PA to Jathedar, said the baba was given five days to furnish his reply at the Akal Takht Secretariat. — TNS
What Protocol says
- Keeping a ‘saroop’ in a suitcase, closet or cupboard is prohibited
- Within India, the SGPC reserves the right to transport the ‘saroops’ in a special bus with ‘maryada’
- If travelling by domestic flight, the attendant must possess an authorisation letter from the SGPC
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