Ram Rahim ‘pardon’: Badungar rejects probe panel summons

By 1st October 2017 0 Comments

Terming the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission a “puppet” of the Punjab government, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Saturday said that neither the premier Sikh organisation’s president, Kirpal Singh Badungar, nor any Akal Takht representative will appear before it despite having been summoned.

The Congress government had set up the one-man commission of the former high court judge to investigate all cases of sacrilege reported in Punjab, including three of Guru Granth Sahib in Faridkot district in 2015 and the Behbal Kalan firing incident. The new government had rejected the report of the Zora Singh Commission,which had been appointed by the SAD-BJP regime.
The commission earlier this month sent summons to the SGPC and the secretariat of Sri Akal Takht Sahib to submit documents related to pardoning of Ram Rahim in a 2007 case of alleged blasphemy, and about the expenses involved in issuing advertisements related to the 2015 pardon that had later been withdrawn.

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