CHANDIGARH, Punjab—The apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee has constituted a five member committee to probe whether the historic handwritten saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, which are being claimed missing by a section of media, are present in the Sikh Reference Library or not. It is learnt that Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar, Bibi Jagir Kaur, Dalmegh Singh, Dr. Amar Singh and Dr. Roop Singh have been nominated in this committee.
It may be recalled here that a news report was published by a Punjabi vernacular named “Rozana Spokesman” in which it was claimed that the SGPC had received the whole treasure of the Sikh Reference Library from the Indian army and had sold off handwritten saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at an exorbitant price.
Later, the SGPC had clarified that it had received the 205 handwritten saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 807 handwritten rare books, one hukamnama (edict) and some newspaper copies, but the Indian army didn’t return 307 handwritten saroops, 11,107 books and some other rare manuscripts.
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal had also announced to constitute a committee for probing allegations leveled against the SGPC of selling the historic handwritten saroops of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.