BIG REVELATION- Reality Behind The Distortion Of Sikh Refrence Library During Operation Blue Star
Army returned the SGPC to the treasure, the handwritten Guru Granth Sahib sold in 12 crores
You would be surprised to know about big revelations made by some media houses about the treasury of the Sikh Reference Library which disappeared during Operation Blue Star in 1984.
During Operation Blue Star, The Indian Army packed trunks with the precious Sikh references of the Sikh Reference Library, located on the Sri Durbar Sahib campus.
The Indian army claimed that they’ve returned those Sikh references to the SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee) later. And after that some jathedars and the Akali leaders sold these precious heritages of the Sikhs abroad.
According to the media reports, not only the army handed over the SGPC but the media claimed that this is revealed by the documents submitted to the SGPC from the army.
As per the military sources, the Indian Army has returned the treasure of Sikh Reference Library to SGPC seven times in seven different ways. The Central Government had returned the first batch of this treasure in September 1984. On behalf of SGPC the receipt of the treasure have the signatures of then SGPC secretary Bhan Singh and another officer Kulwant Singh.
At the same time, from Army’s side the signature of military officer PS Sahni, RP Nayyar and SS Dhillon are in records. This receipt contains information regarding the acceptance 453 items. The repatriated back cover included 185 forms of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
According to sources, the treasure of Sikh Reference Library was gradually plundered till the SGPC election from 1984 to 1996, when Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra became the president.
Some of the SGPC executives, members and some jathadars just raised their voices blaming that the army should return the treasure of Sikh Reference Library. On the other hand, in a planned manner, a huge amount of money was taken by some greedy people ad they sold the Sikh treasure abroad.
In 1984, a jathedar appointed by the SGPC had signed to sell the handwritten sacred form of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in London for four thousand pounds.
The handwritten document of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was sold in the US for 12 crores and not just that the Sikh religious texts written by Bhagat Surdas, which were kept in the library, were also sold too.
Further the media reports alleged that in the name of repair a valuable painting of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was sent abroad, after which it never came back and initially was sold there. Some religious leaders and then SGPC officials played a main role to sell this precious treasure of the library.
During the tenure of former SGPC secretary Dhamagh Singh, Indian Army sent some trunk and those truncated trunks were opened in front of some media personnel, in which some clothes, a revolver and other items were released. Never before or after the material that was found in the media was shown to the media.
In context with these media reports, while talking Global Punjab TV reporter Sukhchain Singh, Secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Dr. Roop Singh said that SGPC is very serious regarding the news coming to the social media platforms and a meeting was convened on 13th June.