Former CM Parkash Singh Badal🇮🇳 Indicted in 2015 Guru Granth Sahib Sacrilege Case⚖

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Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been indicted in a report filed by Justice Ranjit Singh (retired) on the 2015 Bargari Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege case and the subsequent firing in Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan. The report by the one-man commission, that was set up in April 2017 by the Congress government to investigate various incidents of sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib and other religious texts, was tabled in the Punjab Assembly on Monday.

Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report states, "It's clear that Parkash Singh Badal wasn't only in touch with district administration, but was in touch with DGP as well, & was quite aware of the situation developing at Kot Kapura & also about the proposed action by the police" August 27, 2018 On October 12, 2015, torn pages of the Guru Granth Sahib were found in Bargari village in Faridkot district.

In the protests that followed, two Sikh men died in police firing in Behbal Kalan village on October 14, while one person suffered bullet injuries and several others were hurt in the lathi-charge by police at Kotkapura.

The report further says, "Sufficient material is available with the commission that when the district administration was asked to speak to the then DGP, he had conveyed in no uncertain terms that they (district administration and the local MLA) should not bother much and that he will get the dharna site cleared within ten minutes."

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