A Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji that went missing from Gurdwara Sant Kartar Sahib in a remote village in Rajasthan’s border district Sriganganagar on 20 August 2014 was today found at the gate of another Gurdwara in Chak 3NN village, Padampur.
Scores of Sikh leaders, led by Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh chief sewadar Tejinderpal Singh Timma, reached the village and confirmed that the Saroop, which had been abandoned by someone with a decorated “palki”, was intact.
Srikaranpur Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajinder Singh Shekhawat along with station house officers from Chunawadh, Mateeli Rathan, Lalgarh and Sadulshehar reached with heavy police force to take stock of the situation.
A fire had engulfed the complex in Chak 11G village on 20 August 2014. The complex located in a field houses a Gurdwara and “mazaars” of a peer. A Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was found missing. The furniture and fixtures were damaged and the Saroop and two arrows were found missing. The incident triggered protests. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar and Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh had spoken to the district officers over the phone. Later, hundreds of Sikhs organised a protest in Sriganganagar. The caretaker in the Gurdwara had, in the presence of a Akal Takht representative, apologised for maintaining the Gurdwara and “mazaars” in the same complex.
Jo 11G pind vich Satguru Ji de saroop gaib hoye san, oh saroop ajj 3NN vichon mile hai. Kushi hoi k Satguran de saroop maryada vich mille bilkul sahi salamat han. Guru Sahib Ji ne aap hi mehar vartai hai Hun saari ghatna da nirna ho javega taftish chal rhi hai. Sant Baba Amritpal Singh Ji Khalsa, Bhai Tejinderpal Singh Ji Timma, Bhai Ajeet Singh Ji Lakhian ate saari Miri Piri Khalsa Fauj Jathebandi ate Pura parshahan vadhai da patar hai jinha te Guru Sahib ji ne mehar karke sakhat mehnat karn bal bakshea hai. Guru Sahib sadha es tran mehar rakhan os mauke pahonchhe Bhai Gursewak Singh (Dhurkot), Harpreet Singh Jeond, Lakhveer Singh Lakha, Bhai Parminder Singh Kular, Bhai Santveer Singh Mohanpura ate bahut Sikh sangtan hazar hoian Ji.