Communal tension has gripped the towns of Bargari and Kotakpura after more than 110 pages from Holy Book Of Sikhs, Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji were found torn and strewn in the streets near a Gurudwara in Bargari.
The pages were found by locals who were visiting the Gurudwara to offer morning prayers. Following which the Town of Bargari observed a complete Bandh in protest against this sacrilegious act in which residents of other villages also joined them after they came to know about the incident.
Memebers of religious groups also reached Bargari to join the protest due to which the police stepped up security in town.
Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday directed state Police Chief Sumedh Singh Saini to take prompt action against the perpetrators of this ghastly act even as he urged the people to maintain peace and communal harmony. He said the act of sacrilege was “sponsored by certain forces who wanted to sow the seeds of communal tension in Punjab and take the state back to turbulent times.”
AAP memeber Bhagwant Maan criticised the whole act probing police and authorities to identify and arrest the perpetrators.