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Posted at: Feb 14, 2018, 1:31 AM; last updated: Feb 14, 2018, 1:31 AM (IST)SACRILEGE OF RELIGIOUS BOOKS

Ranjit Singh panel records statements of residents

Ranjit Singh panel records statements of residents
Members of the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission record statements of residents in Jagraon on Tuesday. Tribune photograph

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 13

Constituted by the state government to probe the incidents of sacrilege of religious books, the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission visited Jagraon today.

Members of the commission, led by Justice Ranjit Singh, visited two locations of Jagraon — Bhagat Ravidas Gurduwara located in Mohalla Ajit Nagar and Raikot Road — where the incidents of sacrilege have been reported.

The commission members recorded the statements of residents at Committee Park. The commission also recorded the statements of investigating officers in both cases — ASI Baljinder Kumar and ASI Gurdeep Singh.

The first sacrilege incident was witnessed in the Ajit Nagar locality of Jagraon on November 7, 2015, while the second one was reported from Raikot Road in Jagraon on August 11, 2016.

Commission members — Nodal Officer Dr Baldev Singh, Joint Director Prosecution Angrez Singh and Registrar JP Mehmi — spoke to residents during the visit.

Later on, the members of the commission also visited Jandi and Kamalpura village to the probe sacrilege incidents which took place in the villages. The commission members were accompanied by SP Rupinder Bhardwaj, DSP Jagraon Kanwarpal Singh Bajwa and SHO Jagraon Inderjit Singh Boparai during the visit. After recording the statements of the residents, Justice Ranjit Singh said the investigation report would be submitted to the state government after the probe was completed. He said commission would also visit Rasoolpur, Pamal, Libra and Akalghar villages on February 15.


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