Monday, February 20, 2012

3 tried to sell off Sikh holy book for 20cr

NEW DELHI: Three persons have been arrested on charges of trying to sell off an old, hand-written copy of the Guru Granth Sahib - the holy book of the Sikhs - to some persons in the city for Rs 20 crore. 

The accused have been identified as Praveen Babbar, who owns a hotel in Karol Bagh; Santosh Singh from Mirzapur, UP; and Kalyaneshwar Gautam from West Champaran in Bihar. 

They told cops during interrogation that the copy of the Guru Granth Sahib was 300 years old and they had procured it at Patna Sahib Gurudwara. A police team has been sent to Bihar to investigate the matter, while expert opinion has been sought to find out the historicity of the holy book. 

with thanks : TOI : link in headline for detailed news.

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