No separate FIRs, murder cases registered for gurdwara lynchings

By Express News Service

CHANDIGARH:  No separate FIRs have been registered for the lynchings over the alleged sacrilege attempts at the Golden Temple in Amritsar and the Kapurthala gurudwara.

In the case of lynching at the gurdwara in Kapurthala’s Nizampur village, the FIR has been registered for ‘outraging religious feelings’. “The police will also investigate the murder angle in the case registered and accordingly take action,. There is no need to register a separate murder case. At present our priority is to establish the identity of the man (involved in sacrilege attempt),” said Kapurthala SSP Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh.

In the Golden Temple case, the Amritsar police has registered a case of outraging religious feelings and attempt to murder and also a Special Investigation Team has been formed to probe the incident.  

“A single case of outraging religious feelings and attempt to murder was registered as the sacrilege took place first and then subsequently the person was beaten to death. In the course of investigation, as the facts come to light, sections will be added accordingly,” said a police officer.

Deputy CM writes to Shah on billPunjab Deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah to give nod to the CrPC (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018 and the IPC (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018 to ensure strict punishment for sacrilege