SIT names three dera followers in Moga case
Moga, October 31
After groping in the dark for about three years, the SIT has named at least three followers of Dera Sacha Sauda in the sacrilege incident that took place at Mallke village in Baghapurana on November 4, 2015.
Mallke is 8 km from Bargari village of Faridkot where the torn pages of a “bir” were first found on October 12, leading to widespread protests.
A case under Sections 295 and 295A of the IPC was registered against unidentified persons, but no concrete development was made by the local police.
Now after three years, the SIT has claimed that dera followers Amardeep Singh alias Deepa and Mintu Singh had confessed that a key member of the dera, Prithi Singh, was involved in the incident. On Wednesday, the SIT members brought them to Mallke village. They claimed that Deepa had told them that on November 4, 2015, when he was sleeping near his motor (water pump) in the fields, Prithi Singh came on a motorcycle along with the “bir” of Guru Granth Sahib, which was later torn and thrown on the village streets by him. The SIT members conducted videography of the statement of Deep and went to the gurdwara and other places shown by him to link the evidences.