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Sikh News Pakhandi Sant Baba Prithpal Of Gurdwara Gur Sagar Arrested On Corruption Charges


Jun 1, 2004
Pakhandi Sant Baba Prithpal Sinh Arrested in Punjab

Chandigarh, Jan 2 : A Sikh preacher who heads a prominent gurdwara
here and who is wanted in cases of cheating and fraud was arrested in
a Punjab town Saturday, police said.

"We arrested Prithpal Sinh from Machhiwara town (near Punjab's
industrial city Ludhiana) this (Saturday) evening. We will produce
him before the court Sunday," said a police officer.

"Sinh is wanted in many cases. After interrogation, we hope to solve
these cases," he added.

Sinh was absconding since the police booked him in May last year. He
is wanted in a case of cheating, fraud and criminal conspiracy. He
has been also charged with selling land belonging to someone else in
a Punjab town.

The preacher, who prefixes the title Baba (godman) to his name, runs
the Gurdwara Gur Sagar Sahib near Sukhna Lake that counts amont its
visitors top politicians, bureaucrats, police officers and other
influential people.

After the arrest, he said: "I was returning to Chandigarh to
surrender before the police after paying obeisance at a gurdwara in
Punjab, but the police arrested me. Still, I have full faith in the
Indian judiciary."



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