A day after the alleged sacrilege attempt inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday urged people to maintain communal harmony and respect and protect all religious centres in the state.
Channi paid a visit to the Golden Temple to take stock of the situation. He was accompanied by Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.
Speaking to reporters, Channi said some “bad elements” could be behind Saturday’s incident ahead of the assembly elections in Punjab next year. “Our agencies are conducting a probe,” the chief minister added.
The Punjab government has formed a special investigation (SIT) to probe the sacrilege attempt. The SIT will be led by Amritsar’s deputy commissioner of police (law and order) and the report on the incident will be submitted in two days.