Satkar committee calls for printing agency proprietor’s arrest
Amritsar, February 23
A day after the function of the printing home within the metropolis, which publishes ‘gutkas’, ‘pothis’ and different Sikh spiritual literature, got here underneath the scanner for alleged offensiveness detected whereas printing holy scriptures, Satkar Committee members staged protest.
Whereas protesting in entrance of the printing home premises, panel members demanded the arrest of its proprietor.
In the meantime, sources stated rigidity gripped the world when an unintended shot was fired from a licensed weapon of a protester into the air.
Alternatively, the SGPC has additionally lodged a criticism with the police on the idea of which a case underneath Sections 292 and 295-A of the IPC has been registered towards Chatar Singh, Jeewan Singh Agency. It was alleged within the criticism that agency employees smoked cigarettes, consumed tobacco, had drinks and pages of spiritual books had been dropped on the ground.
The investigating officer, ASI Sukhwinder Singh, stated a DVR and a few spiritual books had been recovered, however no tobacco or intoxicants had been seized from the premises.
Nonetheless, irregularities within the work tradition on the press premises had been found throughout a shock go to by groups of the SGPC and satkar committee, accompanied by the police yesterday. Consequently, on their insistence, the printing work was stalled and the press was locked.
SGPC secretary Partap Singh, who has lodged a criticism with the police, claimed that gross irregularities had been being dedicated by press employees, who gave the impression to be migrants from different states.
“Migrant employees print Sikh holy scriptures. It’s paining to know that the agency the place Sikh holy scriptures are revealed is soiled. Wrappers of ‘beedi’ are scattered on the place. I’ve been advised that vacant liquor bottles have additionally been discovered on the spot,” he stated.
Satkar committee member Balbir Singh Muchchal stated the identical agency was banned by the Akal Takht and in 1998 a ‘hukamnama’ was issued towards its homeowners for violating the Sikh ‘rehat maryada’. He stated the agency was publishing ‘saroops’ illegally.