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.

Source: PTI