SGPC Submits Police Complaints Against
AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—SGPC have reportedly issued a police complaint against Jathedar Dhian Singh (who was selected as acting Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib by the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’) for instigating religious sentiments and disturbing peaceful environment of Darbar Sahib. It is notable that Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand is already facing sedition charges after addressing a gathering at Akal Takht Sahib.
In the First Information Report (FIR) lodged against Sikh activists, Giani Partap Singh (Manager, Sri Darbar Sahib) has alleged that the Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand along with his accomplices created a disturbance in the Darbar Sahib Complex by delivering an ‘illegal’ speech and instigated Sikh sangat to protest against the appointed ex-Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh. An FIR under sections 295, 427, 511, 506, 148, 149 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) has been registered against Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand, Bhai Satnam Singh Manava (activist of United Akali Dal), Bhai Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singh Wala (General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)) and other unknown activists in Kotwali Police station.
Police Commissioner S. Jatinder Singh Aulakh has confirmed the development and said that police is acting on the case.
Meanwhile, the Police have also arrested Bibi Mandeep Kaur (niece of Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand) who is appointed as a clerk in Sikh reference library. She is being accused of providing shelter to Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand in the intervening night of November 10 and November 11.
AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—Where acting Jathedar Bhai Dhian Singh Mand is already facing sedition charges, the SGPC has also filed a lawsuit against him for “hurting religious sentiments of the Sikhs”. SGPC petition alleges that by addressing the Sikh Sangat, the acting Jathedar has hurt the religious sentiments of the Sikhs.
The petition has been filed on behalf of S. Partpal Singh, a manager of the SGPC.
It is notable that Jathedar Dhian Singh Mand’s address on Diwali led the Sikh Sangat to protest against Giani Gurbachan Singh. SGPC petition alleges that due to protests by supporters of Bhai Mand, the Sikh congregation present inside Sri Harmandir Sahib were disturbed.
Bhai Mand’s Family Members Face Harassment; Niece Arrested
Where family members of Bhai Dhian Singh Mand’s have continued to face harassment, his niece Bibi Mandeep Kaur has been arrested as well. Bibi Mandeep Kaur is an SGPC employee. SGPC has booked a case against her to helping Bhai Mand reach the Darbar Sahib complex the morning of Bandi Chorr Divus.
SGPC Takes Notice of Lack of Action by Task Force Employees
Sikh24 has learned that the SGPC has given strict warning to its task force and asked its employees to ensure that rebel Jathedars and their supporters must not be spared if they come to Sri Darbar Sahib. SGPC is apparently upset that the task force did nothing to stop acting Jathedar from delivering his speech. SGPC has also blamed the Amritsar police for conspiring with Bhai Mand and other leaders the day he arrived at Sri Darbar Sahib.