SGPC had decided to preserve the bullet marks in and around Golden Temple in March 2016 through a resolution passed by its House.
Such marks in Teja Singh Samundri Hall of SGPC headquarters have been already preserved with small glass holdings.
These 80 artworks include the portrait of battle-hardened Ranjit Singh in reverential tranquility by Emily Eden, Edwin Lord Weeks’s iconic painting of the Golden Temple and Rudolf Swoboda’s portrait of a Sikh under commission by Queen Victoria.
Hours later, the state information and public relations department “clarified” that the Punjab Police had actually recovered a crashlanded drone at Muhawa, situated close to Indo-Pak border, on August 13 last month.
A top officer of Punjab Police when contacted Thursday night had feigned ignorance about any recovery of any drone in August and about any communication by Punjab with Centre saying, “It is not in my knowledge”.
Rajoke, which has 6000 voters, is a village on the Pakistan border with one Punjab Police checkpost and three BSF checkposts — within five km of each other at Pallopati, Rajoke and Nangali — surrounding it.
“We have been assured by Odisha government authorities that they are not going to demolish Mangu Math. They will only demolish the illegal constructions around Mangu Math,” said Harjap Singh who was part of the three-member delegation.
“Article 72 of the Constitution mentions the power of President to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases...these 22 Sikh prisoners undertake to abide by all the terms and conditions as per lay down by law..." the letter said.
With a political storm raging over the appointment of political advisers to the Punjab CM recently, The Indian Express spoke to one among them, Amritsar (South) MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria, about the how will the position, which comes with a Cabinet rank, prove productive.