Two persons have been arrested in connection with a sacrilege incident in a Gurdwara in Punjab's Jalandhar district, police said on Monday.
The incident took place in the Gurdwara located in Mansoorpur village in Phillaur on Sunday night, police said.
Two persons, who were said to be migrant labourers, have been arrested for the sacrilege incident, they said.
“Today, the accused related to the sacrilege incident at the Gurdwara Sahib of village Mansoorpur, PS Goraya District Jalandhar (Rural) have been arrested. The case has been registered and investigation is ongoing, the situation is under control,” the Jalandhar Rural Police tweeted.
The accused allegedly tried to break the 'gloak' (money box) and spit tobacco in the Gurdwara.
On learning about the sacrilege incident, villagers reached the spot and demanded strict action against the accused.
Senior Superintendent of Police of Jalandhar Rural, Swarandeep Singh along with other police personnel reached the Gurdwara to take stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, the incident drew strong condemnation from various political leaders who demanded strict action on the matter.
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal dubbed the incident as unpardonable and demanded stringent action in the matter.
“Strongly condemn the heinous act of #sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at Gurdwara Singh Sabha in village Mansurpur. I urge CM @bhagwantmann to direct @DGPP DGPPunjabPolice for taking immediate & stringent action against the culprits. This painful act is unpardonable,” Mr Badal tweeted.
Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring also condemned the incident. “We strongly condemn the incident of sacrilege in village Mansurpur near Goraya. Culprits must be accorded exemplary punishment. This is a deliberately provocative act which is unforgivable,” Warring tweeted.
BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa also condemned the incident. “Deeply pained to see sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in Vill Mansurpur near Goraya. A man spat tobacco after chewing it on the seat. @AAPPunjab is deliberately giving signals to anti-social elements to indulge in communal acts & destroy peace. The worrisome situation in Punjab!,” Mr Sirsa tweeted.
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