Sacrilege case: 3 Dera followers get 3-yr jail
One-liner: A court in Punjab's Moga district on Thursday sentenced three Dera Sacha Sauda followers to three years imprisonment in a sacrilege case.
Fine imposed: The court of Judicial Magistrate First Class Rahul Garg also imposed a fine of ₹5,000 each on Prithi Singh of Baghapurana. Amardeep Singh and Mithu Singh.
Two acquitted: However, two more accused -- Davinder Singh and Satnam Singh -- were acquitted for want of evidence.
Torn pages of Granth: In Nov 2015, torn pages of 'bir' (copy) of Guru Granth Sahib were found strewn on the streets of Malke village in Moga.
Insult case: Police had then registered a case under IPC sections 295-A (intended to outrage religious feelings) and 295 (intent to insult the religion).
5 arrested: In Oct 2018, the special investigation team of the Punjab Police led by the then deputy inspector general Ranbir Singh Khatra arrested the five Dera followers in connection with the incident.