Thursday, February 12, 2009

Arson bid at gurdwara, PMU leader attacked

MISCREANTS SET off a fire at the Ghuggshor village gur­ dwara in Kartarpur late last night. A few carpets were burnt but the flames were doused in time. The Granth Sahib was placed a safe dis­ tance from the spot.

Pendu Mazdoor Union sec­ retary Kashmir Singh Ghuggshor, 30, and his elder brother Resham Singh, 33, who were among the villagers that gathered at the gurdwara after the management made an announcement at 7.30 a.m. today, bore the full force of the villagers' fury for suggesting that the matter be investigat­ ed in full before pinning the blame. A group from Basrampur and some locals had put the blame on Joginder Singh, 65, even as there was no evidence, said Pendu Mazdoor Union state president Tarsem Peter.

The villagers severely beat up the brothers, who were admitted to the civil hospital.

Kirti Kisan Union state president Hardev Singh Sandhu later condemned the act in a meeting, said Tarsem. . The PMU has demanded that
the culprits be arrested.

DSP (Rural-I) Navjot Singh said they had not received a written complaint. The mat­ ter would be investigated and action taken, he added. HTC

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