Amid a security alert in Punjab, followers of the Sera Sacha Sauda began to gather Sunday morning at Kotkapura Dera where the body of Mahinderpal Bittu, the main accused in the Bargari sacrilege who was killed in Patiala’s New Nabha prison on Saturday, was brought.
The Punjab Police have thrown a tight security cordon around the Kotkapura Dera, 50 km from Patiala.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the fatal assault on the main accused in the Bargari sacrilege case at the New Nabha prison.
Additional director of police (ADGP – Prisons) Rohit Chaudhary will head the fact-finding committee, which has been asked to submit the report within three days. The inquiry will be in addition to the mandatory judicial inquest into the murder of the accused, Mahinderpal Bittu, who was arrested last year, an official spokesperson said.