SGPC Head Avtar Singh Makkar has suspended the Panj Piyare, 2 secretaries and 5 workers for involvement in the summons of the 5 Takht Jathedars.
Panj Piyare on Wednesday summoned Akal Takht Sahib jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh before the supreme temporal authority of Sikhs for his role in ‘pardoning’ Ram Rahim. Jathedar along with the other jathedars have been directed to appear before the Akal Takht on October 23 at 10 am.
The others summoned include Takht Keshgarh Sahib jathedar Giani Mal Singh, Takht Damdama Sahib acting jathedar Giani Gurbaksh Singh, Takht Patna Sahib jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh and ‘granthi’ Ram Singh of Takht Hazoor Sahib in Nanded, Maharashtra.
The four along with Giani Gurbachan Singh had taken the decision to exonerate Ram Rahim Sirsewala in 2007 blasphemy case that had hurt the Sikh sentiments.