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'Nishan Sahib' Stolen From Gurdwara In UP; Protests Erupt

On Thursday, Protests erupted after the alleged theft of the 'Nishan Sahib', the religious flag, from a gurdwara in the Puranpur area in this district of Uttar Pradesh, police.  

'Nishan Sahib' Stolen From Gurdwara In UP; Protests Erupt
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Protests erupted after the alleged theft of the 'Nishan Sahib', the religious flag, from a gurdwara in the Puranpur area in this district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.  
    
As the incident came to light, members of the Sikh community demonstrated at the Puranpur police station.             
    
"A complaint was filed by Jaswinder Singh, the caretaker of the gurdwara located in the Garatpur Japati area. He alleged that on the night of June 20, Gurwinder Singh and Goldie scaled the gurdwara walls, stole the Nishan Sahib, and took it to their house," SHO, Puranpur police station, Ashutosh Raghuvanshi said. 
    
"The incident appears to be an outcome of a dispute over the land on which the gurudwara is constructed. A police team has been sent to the spot to investigate the entire matter," he said.  
    
He added that a heavy police deployment has been made at the site to prevent any flare-up.

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