The accused, recognized as Paramjeet Singh of Ludhiana, was nabbed instantly after the incident by the devotees and job pressure members on the Takht and was later handed over to the police.
On Thursday, the Ropar police added part 18 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and a few extra sections of Indian Penal Code in opposition to the accused, who was already booked underneath Section 295 A of IPC underneath FIR 122 at Anandpur Sahib police station for violating the sanctity of the Takht.
The police on Thursday have additionally managed to get the remand of the accused prolonged up until September 21. Earlier, he was given 4 days police remand by the courtroom on Monday.
The police in its investigation have discovered that the accused was getting funds from overseas nation and was receiving round $1000 each month for the final two years. Akal Takht Sahib jathedar had alleged two days in the past that accused Paramjeet was straight linked with controversial Dera Sacha Sauda and his father Gurmail Singh was a part of seven-member committee of the dera.
The police haven’t discovered any anomalies in overseas funding, as Gurmail Singh, who has been residing in USA since 2013, was sending cash to his son for each day wants. Paramjeet was a drug addict and was present process remedy and likewise misplaced his dairy enterprise.
On September 5, the accused was additionally baptised at Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib Ludhiana however quickly renounced it. The accused additionally informed police that in September 2019 he was pushed out of the dera in Sirsa for smoking there.
The police at the moment are investigating potential involvement of one other accused, who was allegedly current throughout the prevalence of the crime at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib. “The committee members of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib suspect that one other particular person was concerned with whom Paramjeet had made gesture-communication earlier than committing the crime. We are on the lookout for one other suspect,” a senior police officer informed TOI.
On Wednesday, president of Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) Bibi Jagir Kaur had demanded addition of UAPA sections in opposition to the accused.
In October final yr, the Fatehgarh Sahib police had registered a case of UAPA together with hurting non secular sentiments in opposition to the 20-year-old accused who allegedly dedicated the crime of sacrilege in two villages— Jallah and later at Tarkhan Majra. He was nabbed by the committee members whereas his automobile was broken by the Sikh protesters.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Minorities on Wednesday has taken suo-moto of the incident and has directed the state authorities to furnish a report of the incident and measures taken to forestall recurrence of such incidents inside seven days.