Beas, Punjab: The Akal Takht has directed SGPC to form a three-member committee to probe into the land dispute between Sikh community and the followers of Dera Radha Soami sect in a village in Beas in this district.
A meeting of the five Sikh head priests was held here to discuss the tension prevailing between the two sides over the land dispute in Warrach village.
SSP Amritsar Pritpal Singh Virk said the disputed piece of land, belonging to the Panchayat, was sold to Dera Radha Soami sect without obtaining the mandatory approval from Director of Panchayats of Punjab Government.
The tension mounted further after members of Dera Radha Soami sect allegedly destroyed a section of the one-room gurudwara existing on the land.
Heavy police force has been deployed to avoid any untoward incident on the disputed piece of land, Virk said, adding that both communities have been asked to remain away from the land for a week so that facts can be verified.
Deputy Commissioner (Amritsar) has also already initiated a investigation to check how the sarpanch sold the land to Dera Radha Soami Sect without obtaining the mandatory permission from the Director of Panchayats.
Meanwhile, Jatehdar Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh has urged the Sikh community to maintain peace harmony.