Tension gripped the region after a fresh case of sacrilege came to the fore at Ghurial village near Adampur today. Two “birs” of Guru Granth Sahib ji were found desecrated at the village’s Harsar gurdwara.
An SGPC member from Jalandhar, Paramjit Singh Raipur, who tried to pacify the protesters, was roughed up the protesters in the police presence. Senior police officers struggled hard to rescue the SGPC member from the angry protesters. His turban fell off in the melee.
The incident came to fore in the afternoon. Villagers had taken a “bir” to Ghurial village and when they brought the holy book back this afternoon, Tari, who was standing outside the gurdwara, told them that the premises was locked. When villagers brought committee members along, they found the gurdwara premises open and found 14 torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib.