Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 14
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Kirpal Singh Badungar has sought time from Punjab Governor VP Bhadnore and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to apprise them of alleged encroachment upon gurdwara land at Bhai Rupa village in Bathinda.
Accusing the police of inaction, Badungar said 161 acres of Bhai Rupa Gurdwara had been illegally occupied by a local langar committee, whereas the land had been allocated to the SGPC by the Supreme Court.
“Even after more than 10 days, the Bathinda police didn’t wake up. I urge the Governor and CM to take cognisance of it”, he said.
Badungar has also written to the DGP, Bathinda DC and SSP, alleging that the gurdwara land is being illegally encroached upon and records were being tempered with in connivance with Bathinda-based Congress leaders.
The SGPC president said Under the Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1925, various historic gurdwaras were being managed by the SGPC.
About 130 acres of Gurdwara Sahib Chhevi Patshahi at Mor Kalan (Bathinda) and a piece of land belonging to Gurdwara Guru Granth Sahib measuring 12 acre at Triptsar Saheb (Bathinda) have also been allegedly encroached upon.
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