The SGPC welcomed the conviction of 3 Dera Sacha Sauda fans in the 2015 Moga sacrilege case, but stated just three-yr prison became no longer enough given the seriousness of the crime

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday welcomed the conviction of 3 Dera Sacha Sauda fans in the 2015 Moga sacrilege case, however said that simply three-12 months imprisonment granted with the aid of court docket become not sufficient given the seriousness of the crime.

The case dates lower back to November four, 2015, whilst torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib have been located scattered at the streets of Malke village in Moga district, amid a string of similar incidents at Bargari in Faridkot and Gurusar in Bathinda, triggering statewide protests in Punjab. A Moga courtroom on Thursday convicted 3 dera fans for the crime, while acquitting others for want of proof.

While welcoming the conviction, SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami stated the government need to make provisions for existence imprisonment for sacrilege. “People worried in severe cases of sacrilege ought to be granted existence imprisonment, in order that no person dares to commit such a criminal offense,” he stated.

Pointing to the special research crew’s very last record (SIT) in Bargari sacrilege instances, which became made public final week, Dhami stated that it had uncovered the position of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim and his followers and strict action should observe in those cases as nicely, “in order that justice can be added to the Sikh network”.

Khaira calls SIT record bogus

Meanwhile, Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Friday termed the final investigation report in Bargari sacrilege instances “bogus”, claiming the SIT had not probed the “political masterminds”. The record has dominated out any political hyperlink within the sacrilege instances.

Khaira became talking to media people after achieving Behbal Kalan, wherein he joined 2015 police firing victim Krishan Bhagwan Singh’s son Sukhraj Singh, who has been protesting in opposition to the delay in justice. The police firing had taken vicinity for the duration of a protest towards sacrilege cases.

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