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SC Commission summons ADGP over campaign against Sikh guru

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Chandigarh: The Punjab state Scheduled Castes Commission today took a suo motu notice of the “malicious campaign” being allegedly carried over social networking site against a Sikh guru and summoned the ADGP (Crime) for hearing. “The SC Commission has considered this incident a heinous crime in a democratic society,” Commission chairman Rajesh Bagha said in a statement here.

Considering the “seriousness” of the issue, the Commission summoned Additional Director General of Police (Crime) for personal hearing with an action taken report on March 10, he said. “Such types of incidents are unbearable,” he said.

He said that the state machinery should have taken a prompt action by nabbing all the culprits. Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) SC wing vice president Sohan Singh Thandal said that the SAD-BJP alliance government would not tolerate any action which leads to social divide in the society. “The highly objectionable language used by some persons against Shri Guru Ravidas is highly condemnable,” Thandal, who is also Jail Minister of Punjab, said in a statement here. The Punjab government is committed to maintain law and order in the state and any action to disrupt peace and religious harmony in the state would not be tolerated, he said.