SGPC panel to submit report today

Amritsar, Punjab: The five-member SGPC panel constituted to probe the violent clash at Takht Sri Patna Sahib on Gurpurb recently will submit its report to SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar tomorrow.

Talking to The Tribune, SGPC secretary Manjeet Singh said a copy of the report would be sent to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh.

SGPC general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, who is heading the probe team, said they had met Giani Iqbal Singh and the management committee leaders, besides the devotees present at the spot to collect details of the incident. He said, “We have recorded the statements of the people and had even made an attempt to broker peace between the two sides.”

But, Giani Iqbal Singh backtracked from the compromise, bringing the situation to square one. He said they had handed over the probe report to Dharam Parchar Committee secretary Satbir Singh who would submit it to the SGPC president.

Sources said the probe report might spell trouble for Giani Iqbal Singh as he was likely to face the charge of violating “maryada”.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Takht Sri Patna Sahib management committee leaders led by SAD (Delhi) president Paramjeet Singh Sarna met the district magistrate of Patna, seeking a high-level probe into the incident.

Sarna had also met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in this connection on Monday night.

Source: The Tribune

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