News East West
The police in Ludhiana on Saturday arrested Satnam Singh Shunty, who is political advisor to Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar, in connection with an attempted murder case.
Shunty was arrested with three others after a fight between two groups to take control of a gurdwara in Ludhiana.
Shunty – along with his three accomplices – Talwinder Singh, Gurbinder Singh and a woman – have been charged with attacking the rival group with swords.
In an another embarrassing case for the SGPC, a former`hazuri raagi’ (hymn singer at the Golden Temple) was reportedly caught with a woman in a compromising position on Friday.
The `raagi’ has been banned from performing kirtan at all SGPC-run gurdwaras.
SGPC members caught the `raagi’ with the woman after some residents of a locality near the Golden Temple reported the matter to them.
SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar comes from Ludhiana.