Amritsar (February 22nd, 2002).
Teams from the SGPC, the Satkar Committee and the police surprisedly visited a printing press. They allegedly discovered indecency while printing Sikh religious literature.
The printing press, which was said to be associated with a renowned publishing house, prints ‘Gutka Sahib’, ‘Pothies’ and other religious books in the city.
It was discovered that printing work had stalled. For the next steps, the SGPC and Satkar Committee filed separate complaints with the police.
Partap Singh, secretary of SGPC, confirmed this claim by claiming that the printing press had employed migrant labourers.
“I was informed that it was such a filthy place where the pages of ‘Gutka Sahib’ were being published and kept. We have lodged a complaint with the police,” he said.
A Sikh activist, Amrik Singh Ajnala, who was on the spot, said, “We saw that ‘Gutka Sahib’ and other religious books were being desecrated. We demand stern action against the publishers for this indecency.”
Shivdarshan Singh (SHO Division B) said that an FIR was filed under Sections 295A and 292 of IPC based on complaints made by the SGPC, Satkar Committee and other individuals against the publishing company.