Notably, the Dera chief was also granted parole ahead of the Haryana panchayat election and Adampur Assembly bypoll. Rahim was granted parole for a month on June 17.
With Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu questioning the appointment of Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as Director General of Police (DGP), an official spokesperson of Punjab Police on Wednesday trashed and termed all the allegations about giving clean chit to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim as bogus and baseless.
The statement came amid the news reports referring to Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, who has been given additional charge of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab that he gave a clean chit to Gurmeet Ram Rahim while heading an SIT to investigate the Bargari Sacrilege Cases in 2015.
The spokesperson said the sacrilege incident took place in village Bargari on 12 October 2015 and the case was registered at Police Station Bajakhana. An SIT headed by Sahota, then Director Bureau of Investigation (BOI) was constituted to investigate the sacrilege case of Holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Village Bargari.
The spokesperson clarified that the SIT had functioned just for 20 days (14 October 2015 to 2 November 2015), after which the case was transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“Entire investigation was conducted by the CBI, not the SIT headed by Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota,” said the spokesperson, while adding no clean chit has been given to Gurmeet Ram Rahim or any other person.