Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday ordered a probe into the desecration and fire incident in a church at village Bakarpura in Tarn Taran district.

“This is a highly condemnable incident and severest of severe action must be taken against the perpetrators of this heinous crime” said the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister said that he has directed the Director General of Police (DGP) to minutely probe into this unpardonable incident. He said that this incident is a handiwork of the forces inimical to the peace, prosperity and progress of the state. Bhagwant Mann said that this unfortunate tragedy is aimed at vitiating the peaceful atmosphere of the state and derailing communal harmony and brotherhood in Punjab.

However, the Chief Minister said that the state government will not allow any such nefarious attempt to succeed. He further said that the state government will foil all such conspiracies and take strict punitive action against culprits so that it acts as a deterrent for others in future. Bhagwant Mann asserted that the state government is committed to preserving the hard earned peace of the state and no one will be allowed to disturb it at any cost.

Condemning the incident, the Chief Minister unequivocally said that the government will leave no stone unturned to put the perpetrators of this heinous crime behind the bars. Bhagwant Mann said that he has already issued directions to Police for thorough investigation of the case in a prompt and result oriented manner.

He categorically said that the state government is committed to making Punjab a peaceful and frontrunner state in the country adding that no stone will be left unturned for this noble cause.

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