Sacrilege incident in Punjab, perpetrator arrested

Amritsar: A 'granthi' in a gurudwara in Nijjapura village of the district has been arrested for allegedly committed an act of sacrilege.

Amritsar Senior Superintendent of Police (rural) Jasdeep Singh Saini said police received a call from the priest of a gurudwara at Nijjarpura late last night that three persons forcibly entered the shrine and tore the pages of the holy book.

"The statement of priest appeared false following which he was interrogated by police before other people working in the shrine," he said.

The 30-year-old 'granthi' Jagdeep Singh confessed that he had committed the crime and had tried to mislead the police, Saini said.

"The perpetrator of crime, who himself is the granthi of gurdwara, has been arrested," the SSP said, adding the situation is under control.

Punjab has recently witnessed protests over a series of incidents of sacrilege especially in Faridkot, Ferozepur, Ludhiana and Tarn Taran districts.

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