Dasam Granth Row: CDs doctored, says Darshan Singh Varinder Singh Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 30 Giving a new dimension to the raging controversy surrounding his much talked about Rochester (USA) gurdwara discourse, former Akal Takht Jathedar Darshan Singh has alleged that doctored audio and video CDs were submitted to the Akal Takht Jathedar by his detractors in a bid to malign him. Holding a right-wing Hindu organisation responsible for the controvery over "Dasm Granth", Prof Darshan Singh has also asserted that as as per the directions of Akal Takht he would be appearing before the Takht on December 5 in the presence of the Sikh Sangat and would give his clarification. He has also made it clear that he would not be appearing "in front of any individual" on that day along with the "unedited CDs" of his discourse in support of his innocence. Meanwhile, the Dal Khalsa has expressed apprehension that those supporting the Dasm Granth and the ones who were opposing it might clash with each other before or after appearance of Darshan Singh at Akal Takht. "I want to make it clear before the Sikh Sangat and others that the original CD was not provided to the Akal Takht Jathedar by the complainants. Only the edited versions were sent to Akal Takht by someone along with the complaint regarding my discourse. The Akal Takht Jathedar and the Sikh Sangat should listen to the original CDs and I am going to present these at Akal Takht along with statements of as many as eight witnesses," said Darshan Singh while talking to The Tribune over phone. Denying that he had denigrated the life and personality of Guru Gobind Singh in his Rochester gurdwara discourse as his critics alleged, Darshan Singh said: "In fact, in my discourse I had told the Sangat that the story regarding the Guru's visit to a woman's house was baseless and was cooked up in an attempt to show the Guru in poor light. Presenting the story as an example, I have been informing people as to how efforts were being made to belittle the Guru. It, however, was presented the other way, thanks to the editing skills of some people. I have been of the view all through my life that Guru Granth Sahib was the Guru of the Sikhs. There can be no parallel to Guru Granth Sahib. It was however a different matter that I have been advising people to study the Dasm Granth carefully," said Darshan Singh.