Theft of Holy Saroop from Burj Jawahar Singh Wala: Three Sirsa Cult Disciples Declared Proclaimed Offenders

File Photo: Punjab Police cops at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala in 2016 during the protests

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—On January 18, the Court of Judicial Magistrate Suresh Kumar declared three Sirsa cult disciples, namely Harish Dhuri, Pardeep Kaler, and Sandeep Bareta, proclaimed offenders in a case about the theft of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s holy Saroop from village Burj Jawahar Singh Wala in June-2015.

The trio named in this case are the members of the Sirsa cult’s national committee and were involved in a conspiracy to steal this holy saroop.

The SIT had procured arrest warrants of these culprits from the Court on July 6, 2020, but it failed to arrest them despite conducting raids at their hideouts in Punjab, Haryana Rajasthan.

On December 18 last year, the police had pasted the copies of their proclamation at the bus stand and Satnam Shah Chowk in Sirsa and the court’s notice board.

A month after this, the Court declared them proclaimed offenders while ordering a case against them under Section-174 A (Non-appearance in response to a proclamation).

The Court has also directed the police to present a list of properties owned by trio culprits so that the process to seize their properties could be initiated.

It is believed that the Sirsa cult disciples later scattered the holy Angs of this stolen Saroop at Bargari on October 12, 2015, after which the sacrilege episode got kicked off all over Punjab in 2015.

Instead of getting justice, the Sikhs were rewarded with water cannons, baton charging, and bullets by the SAD-led Punjab government. The use of unnecessary force on peacefully protesting Sikhs resulted in Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan firing incidents.


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