Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and three Cabinet ministers — Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Sadhu Singh Dharmsot — on Wednesday visited three villages at the centre of the desecration row in 2015. While touring the villages, Panj Grain, the Congress leaders repeatedly blamed the Badals for the sacrilege controversy. In Panj Grain, Congress leaders met two youths Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh – who were arrested in the sacrilege case, but later released after being given a clean chit.
At the Behbal Kalan public meeting families of the two victims killed in firing — Gurjit Singh and Krishan Bhagwan Singh — were not in attendance. However, Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh were both invited on the stage.
Earlier in Panj Grain, Rupinder said, ”We were tortured in police custody and were forced to name any Sikh preacher responsible for theft of Guru Granth Sahib and later for tearing and throwing pages in the streets of Bargari. But we refused.” Sarpanch of Burj Jawahar Singh Wala alleged, ”I was told to accept Rs 40 lakh and name Sikh preacher Panthpreet Singh for this incident. However, I did not bow to the pressure.”
Meanwhile, the Congress announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for Gora Singh and Rs 15 lakh for brothers Rupinder and Jaswinder.
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