Sunam victim’s bhog Tight security at gurdwara, deras
Tribune News Service
In the light of the bhog ceremony of Kanwaljit Singh (who died on May 17 in firing near a dera of Sacha Sauda sect at Sunam) on May 27 at Gurdwara Nankiana Sahib near here and the ultimatum given by Akal Takht to vacate all deras of Sacha Sauda by May 27, the district administration has made elaborate and tight security arrangements in Sangrur and at all deras falling in the district. It is expected that about 15,000 persons will participate in the bhog ceremony.
In view of the sensitivity of the situation Punjab chief secretary Ramesh Inder Singh today visited Sangrur to take stock of the situation. He also held a meeting with deputy commissioner S.R. Ladhar and SSP Arunpal Singh to review security and other arrangements.
A large number of security personnel have been camping at the local General Gurnam Singh Public School. Policemen were today seen putting up barricades on a road leading towards the gurdwara and local branch of the dera. Ladhar today also imposed a ban on carrying of arms on the gurdwara premises.
Talking to The Tribune today, the SSP said around 2,500 security personnel had been deployed in the town. He also said all 10 deras in the district had been provided with security.
The DC and the SSP today also held a meeting with SGPC members at Guru Nanak Niwas in the gurdwara.