The Punjab police has booked 15 members of the Satkar Committee who beat up 3 granthis in Pamman Village in Kapurthala District as they were arriving from Shahkot after performing akhand paath on March 29.

The granthis Mahinder Singh, Gurwel Singh, and Gurnam Singh filed a complaint with police alleging the members beat them up due to performing Akhand Paath at the wrong place.

Members of that Satkar committee that were booked at Sukhjit Singh, a resident of Lohian; Tarlochan Singh, Gurbhej Singh, Karamjit Singh and 11 unidentified people.

“When we reached near Mungpur village, a group of people surrounded us and dragged granthi Gurnam Singh from the car and beat him up,” Mahinder Singh said in his complaint.

The complaint further read that Gurnam Singh was taken with them in their car.

“We started following them and they stopped their car at a petrol pump near Pamman village and asked us to come out of the car,” Mahinder alleged.

After the forceful abduction he said “They thrashed us badly and asked us to apologise for performing the akhand path at the wrong place.”

The granthis allege their reputation was tarnished by the uploading of the videos on social networks. DSP of Sultanpur Lodhi has said they arrested one of the accused Karamjit Singh.

“During interrogation Karamjit said that despite warning, the granthis performed path at a wrong place, so they had punished them,” the DSP added.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered under Sections 323, 307, 342, 365, 295, 382, 506, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code at Talwandi Chaudhrian police station.

With Inputs from HT

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