18 miscreants were caught by Sikh sangat over doing drugs at inside the temporary guest rooms of Sri Harmandar Sahib. The men were caught on the night of Diwali by Sikhs who had kept an eye on the individuals as they became suspicious of their activities. The individuals were handed over to the police but according to a newspaper report they were let go as they had relations with a SGPC member belonging to the Malwa region of Punjab.
According to sources, the individuals with links to the SGPC member were brought in for the protection of Giani Gurbachan Singh while he gave his address on the occasion of Bandi Shhor Diwas. The local newspaper stated the miscreants were part of an additional security measure in the event of things going downhill.
Most of the individuals the SGPC member brought were patit and openly smoking and drinking alcohol on the premises of Sri Harmandar Sahib Ji. The sangat staying at other guest rooms being alarmed after they observed the open drinking and smoking. Soon after, Sikh sangat gathered and grabbed a hold of the individuals and questioned them. They individuals revealed that an SGPC member from Malwa had brought them to protect Giani Gurbachan Singh.