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In a five-year-old heinous crime of the Sikh holy book -- Guru Granth Sahib, a Special Investigation Team led by Jalandhar Range Deputy Inspector General Ranbir Singh Khatra arrested seven Dera Sacha Sauda followers from Punjab's Faridkot district early on Saturday.

They were arrested for stealing a 'bir' of the Guru Granth Sahib from Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village.

SIT arrests 7 in Punjab

Among the arrested accused are Sukhjinder Singh, Neela, Ranjit Bhola, Nishan, Baljit and Narinder Sharma, all residents of Faridkot district of Punjab.

Two people were killed in police firing and several others injured in violent clashes during protests against incidents of sacrilege of the holy book at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura towns. The protests after the incidents of sacrilege brought Punjab to a standstill in October 2015 with radical Sikhs and others blocking highways and roads for days together.

The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government was in power (2007-2017) during that time in Punjab.

Captain Amarinder Singh
"What has been done about the proofs of Mumbai's 26/11 attack?" asked Captain Amarinder Singh in his tweet.Twitter/Capt.Amarinder Singh

Reiterating his government's resolve to ensuring justice, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said the Special Investigation Team (SIT), entrusted with the probe after it was withdrawn from the CBI, would get to the bottom of the case.

Another Special Investigation Team, led by Inspector General Kunwar Vijay Pratap, is probing the police firing incidents.