Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 25
The SGPC has approached the Chief Minister, urging him to initiate action against land mafia which has encroached upon the gurdwara land at various places.
In a letter addressed to Capt Amarinder Singh, SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar said, “Under the Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925, various historic gurdwaras are under the control of the SGPC. Recently, various frivolous committees have cropped up, which have encroached upon the gurdwara land.”
Demanding stern directions to the authorities concerned to take action, he said 161 acre land belonging to Gurdwara Saheb Bhai Rupa at Bathinda had been occupied by a local langar committee, whereas the land had been allocated to the SGPC as per the directions of the Supreme Court.
Another 130 acre land belonging to Gurdwara Sahib Chhevi Patshahi at Mor Kalan (Bathinda) and 12 acres of Gurdwara Guru Granth Saheb land at Triptsar Saheb (Bathinda) too have been encroached upon by the land mafia.
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