Dear Sirsa said it would not allow sect follower Mohinder Pal Bittu to be cremated until sacrilege cases against him were dropped.
The sect’s 45-member executive committee also said it wanted the “real culprits” behind Bittu’s killing on Saturday to be put behind bars. The committee claims the murder wasn’t as sudden as police claim it was, but a carefully planned act that likely had some “big people” behind it.
“Until the name of these bigwigs is not disclosed, there would be no cremation of Bittu,” the Dera said.
The development comes as followers of the sect gathered at Kotkapura, where Bittu’s body was put in a coffin.
Police claim Bittu, who was booked in sacrilege cases of 2015 and was arrested last year, was killed by two inmates at the Nabha jail. The inmates, Maninder Singh and Gursewak Singh, both serving life terms for murder, attacked him with iron rods, killing him almost instantly.