Akal Takht summons Sarna over his remarks against Phoolka

July 21st, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Amritsar, July 21 (ANI): Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Tuesday summoned Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Chief Parmjeet Singh Sarna to clarify his stands on the allegations that he has made against Advocate H. S. Phoolka.

Advocate Phoolka has been fighting cases for the victims of the anti-Sikh riots cases for over 26 years.

Perturbed by the allegations by Sarna, Phoolka has threatened to withdraw from all the cases he has been fighting to get justice for the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He has approached Akal Takht in the matter.

DSGMC chief Sarna has alleged that the advocate has wasted the money in course of the campaign for personal gains.

Sarna claimed that DSGMC has spent over one crore rupees to fight the cases in courts.Following his remarks, Sarna has been summoned to appear before the Akal Takht on July 25 and 26.

In Amritsar, addressing the media, Akal Takht Chief Jathedar Gurbachan Singh said that Sarna’s allegations against Phoolka was a serious matter, and it’s been decided to call Sarna before the Akal Takht for clarifications.

Praising Phoolka for fighting the cases of the riots victims, Gurbachan said that it is because of Phoolka’s tireless efforts that victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots can now hope to get justice from the courts in India.

The summoning of Sarna ahead of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) poll, however, is expected to trigger a debate in political circles of Sikh fraternity.

Sarna has already announced to field his candidates to contest forthcoming the SGPC poll. (ANI)

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