According to ABP Sanjha report, SGPC is planning to appoint Giani Jagtar Singh (Head Granthi of Sri Darbar Sahib) as its new Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib. Giani Jagtar Singh will replace Giani Gurbachan Singh (who was removed by Sarbat Khalsa on 10th November) as Jathedar.
Giani Jagtar Singh hails from Ludhiana and has good relations with SGPC President Avtar Makkar. It is believed the string of Giani Jagtar Singh will be controlled by SGPC Head Makkar. He was appointed as the Granthi of Sachkhand Sri Darbar Sahib with recommendation of Makkar. Sikh groups are alluding that indirectly Makkar has made himself the Jathedar as all decision will pend his approval and that Jagtar Singh will just be acting under order of Makkar.
SGPC want to replace Jathedars of Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib and Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib who are already removed by Sarbat Khalsa. Jathedars appointed by Sgpc and removed by Sarbat Khalsa facing criticism of Sikh Sangat due pardon to Gurmeet Ram Rahim in blasphemy charges. The Jathedars whoa are removed by Sarbat Khalsa lost their credibility among Sikh community. Since then, they have been facing sharp opposition from the Sikh devotees in every public appearance at religious functions.
video: ABP Sanjha