Sukhbir Singh Badal, the president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, severely denounced the sacrilege incident at the Gurdwara Sahib in the Punjabi town of Mansoorpur on Monday and added that this cruel deed is unforgivable.
“Strongly condemn the heinous act of #sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at Gurdwara Singh Sabha in village Mansurpur. I urge CM @bhagwantmann to direct @DGPPunjabPolice for taking immediate and stringent action against the culprits. This painful act is unpardonable,” Badal tweeted.
Earlier on Monday, Jalandhar Rural police said an accused in a sacrilege incident at Gurdwara Sahib in Mansoorpur village in Punjab has been arrested.
“Today (5/12/2022), the accused related to the sacrilege incident at the Gurdwara Sahib of village Mansoorpur, PS Goraya District Jalandhar (Rural) has been arrested. The case has been registered and Investigation is ongoing, the situation is under control,” Jalandhar Rural police said in a tweet.
In a tweet on the incident, BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa referred to the circumstances as “worrisome” and criticised the state’s Aam Aadmi Party administration for “deliberately sending signals to anti-social elements to engage in communal crimes and undermine peace.”
Additionally, he shared a video that allegedly included images of the gurdwara where the incident occurred.
“Deeply pained to see sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in Vill Mansurpur near Goraya. A man spat tobacco after chewing it on the seat. @AAPPunjab is deliberately giving signals to anti-social elements to indulge in communal acts & destroy peace. Worrisome situation in Punjab!”, tweeted Manjinder Singh Sirsa.