Former SGPC member from Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurpreet Singh Randhawa has filed a defamation case against Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale.
Talking to media persons, Gurpreet Singh Randhawa, who is the son of Sant Samaj senior office-bearer Baba Hari Singh Randhawa, said Bhai Dhadrianwale used harsh words against him and his father in his religious discourse only to tarnish their image.
“During his public speeches, Dhadrianwale had named me and my father and called us ‘gapaur sankh’ (gossipers)” said Gurpreet.
Baba Hari Singh Randhawa is a preacher and wrote the ‘steek’ (translation with meaning) of Guru Granth Sahib after 10 years of dedicated service.
Gurpreet Singh Randhawa filed a defamation complaint against Dhadrianwale in the court of Fatehgarh Sahib Judicial Magistrate.
The former SGPC member said that he, his father and their followers were hurt due to derogatory remarks of Bhai Dhadruwale, who has a large number of followers on social media, Randhawa added.
However, Dhadrianwale claimed that he had only made a point, as some Sikh preachers want to mislead masses about Sikhism.
Dhadrianwale is not new to controversy. Earlier Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma had got into a conflict with him over the difference in ideology about the narration of Sikh history and interpretation of Gurbani.
On May 17, 2016, an attempt was also made on his life.
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