The probe into the case of lacking 267 holy saroops (copies) of Guru Granth Sahib has received hampered as soon as once more as former Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket decide Navita Singh on Thursday disassociated herself from the matter.
Navita Singh was already out of the scene ever for the reason that head priest of the Akal Takht, the very best Sikh temporal seat, assigned her the duty to look into the matter in a month.
She didn’t even go to the Shiromani Gurdwara parbandhak Committee (SGPC) publishing home at Gurdwara Ramsar Sahib, Amritsar, from the place the holy saroops went lacking. She has not met any of the witnesses both.
The matter was highlighted by the Punjab Human Rights Group (PHRO), a non-government rights advocacy group.
Akal Takht appearing jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh mentioned Navita Singh despatched them a communiqué by which she has expressed her lack of ability to hold out the probe citing her home obligations.
The Takht introduced her title for the probe on July 17 after a bit of the group expressed doubts over the equity of the panel constituted by the SGPC to investigate into the case.
In her place, the jathedar appointed Telangana Excessive Court docket lawyer Ishar Singh who was earlier requested to help her within the probe, as chief investigator. Harpreet Kaur, a lawyer on the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket, and Harleen Kaur, a chartered accountant, have been deputed to help him within the probe panel.
“This won’t hinder the probe which shall be carried out in a good and neutral method and accomplished throughout the stipulated time. These discovered responsible within the probe report won’t be spared,” mentioned Giani Harpreet Singh.
Ishar Singh is learnt to have grilled the important thing witnesses and recorded their statements on the SGPC workplace. To date, statements of two dozen individuals have been recorded. Information of the publishing home had been shifted to the Akal Takht secretariat.
NEW PANEL A MERE EYEWASH: PHRO
Terming the transfer of Navita Singh as unlucky, the PHRO rejected the brand new probe panel. “The probe is mere an eyewash,” PHRO investigator Sarabjit Singh Verka mentioned.
“It was demanded that the probe be handed over to a retired decide. Really, the SGPC functionaries try their finest to affect the probe being carried out by Ishar Singh. The incumbent and former workers had been grilled within the presence of officers whose function is underneath scanner. The evidences are being tempering with,” he added.