G S Paul, Tribune News Service
Amritsar, December 14. Taking cognisance of a clash between Dera Sacha Sauda followers and Sikhs in Sirsa about a month ago, the five high priests today directed the Haryana Government to arrest all those accused in the case.
The issue came up for discussion during a meeting of the high priests here, which was headed by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh.
The Jathedar said the issue was deliberated after Sikh leaders from Haryana informed that the police did not take any action except for registering a complaint against the offenders. The clash was triggered by a minor accident involving vehicles of a Dera follower and a local Sikh.
The Dera followers reportedly pelted a gurdwara with stones, following which the Sirsa administration had to impose curfew. The meeting pondered over maintaining sanctity of Guru Granth Sahib. It was learnt that in a few villages the holy scriptures were consigned to flames to perform last rites without SGPC’s permission.