Gurdwara ‘rape attempt’: Parties reach ‘compromise’

Even as the Panchkula police claimed that it was investigating the allegations of attempt to rape against the manager of Gurdwara Nada Sahib and three others,a compromise has reportedly been reached between the two parties following intervention of top Sikh leaders.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published:February 10, 2012 1:33 am

Even as the Panchkula police claimed that it was investigating the allegations of attempt to rape against the manager of Gurdwara Nada Sahib and three others,a compromise has reportedly been reached between the two parties following intervention of top Sikh leaders.

On Tuesday,the police had registered an FIR against manager Bhupinder Singh and three others under charges of attempt to rape. Bahadur Singh,a sewadar of Nada Sahib,had filed a complaint with the Chandimandir police station,alleging that when he and his wife went to the manager’s office,he was beaten up by Bhupinder and others. He also claimed that Bhupinder had tried to rape his wife,an allegation vehemently denied by the manager.

“We have nothing personal against Bahadur Singh. There were some with vested interests who wanted to gain from the situation. After the intervention of some well-wishers,a compromise has been reached,” Bhupinder said.

According to sources,the two parties reached an agreement after some local Sikh leaders requested both not to become a tool for exploitation. “After various meetings,a compromise was reached today,” said an office-bearer of Gurudwara Nada Sahib.

The Panchkula police,however,maintained that they were investigating the case. “We are not aware of any compromise and if there is any such development,the law will take its own course. After the registration of the FIR,our investigations in the case are on,” said an officer in Chandimandir.

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