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SGPC ex-staffer seeks police probe into missing saroops

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The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee’s (SGPC’s) former employee Kanwaljit Singh, who has been at the loggerheads with the management over 267 missing “saroops” of Guru Granth Sahib has approached Amritsar Police Commissioner Sukhchain Singh Gill to conduct a thorough probe.
It has been learnt that an enquiry has been marked to the Deputy Commissioner of Police. The Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO), headed by Justice Ajit Singh Bains (retd), has already sought intervention of the Chief Secretary in this matter.
Kanwaljit had retired from the post of assistant supervisor (publication wing) in May. “I complained to the police as I am being mentally harassed by the SGPC’s officials. All the records are in possession of the SGPC. I fear that they may tamper with the records,” he said.
Kanwaljit said he was forced to give in writing that he was solely responsible for the missing “saroops” and pay the damages.
“I am ready to pay Rs 5.6 lakh ‘bheta’ against the missing ‘saroops’, but those responsible for it should be taken to task. On numerous occasions, the SGPC officials got ‘saroops’ dispatched without updating the records. They should be held responsible,” he said. He claimed that 80 ‘saroops’ were damaged due to short-circuit on May 19, 2016 at gurdwara Ramsar Sahib.