Gurdaspur: EX-Akali Minster Sucha Singh Langah, who had got bail in rape case, said he would approach the Akal Takht to seek forgiveness for hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs.
Langah said “I will seek forgiveness from the Akal Takht. I have not committed any crime. I will also begin my second innings in the political arena soon. The Akal Takht is supreme and I will abide by whatever orders are given to me”, read a quite in The Tribune.
Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee members, who had reached the judicial complex in strength, said Langah could not appear before the Akal Takht since he was facing charges under Section 295 (A) of the IPC (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs, punishable by a sentence extending to four years).
The police had a tough time controlling the crowd. Throngs of Langah’s supporters had reached the judicial complex since early morning.
“Langah is facing a case for hurting religious sentiments. He cannot appear before the Akal Takht. If the high priests let him off and take back his excommunication from the Sikh community, we will think the Sikh clergy is controlled by the Badals since Langah is an old-time Badal loyalist. We will lodge a protest in a big way if the Akal Takht forgives him,” said spokesperson of the satkar committee.
Langah was here to appear before court in rape case filed against him by a woman employee of the Punjab Police. The court of Prem Kumar, Additional District and Sessions Judge, adjourned the case to April 9.
The victim had recently turned hostile but the police are still pursuing the case following which Langah had to make an appearance in the court. He has already been granted bail in the case by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.