Amaritsar, May 29: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take up with Pakistan government to undertake a thorough probe into the destruction of the centuries-old Guru Nanak Palace in Narowal.
Drawing his attention to the destruction of the Sikh heritage property Singh said “take up with the Government of Pakistan to probe the wanton destruction of the property in question and to bring to justice all the guilty persons associated with this unfortunate act”.
“The building, which some media reports cite to be around four centuries old and has been visited by large number of Sikh pilgrims, has been rapaciously pillaged and destroyed”, Singh said.
According to media reports, a group of locals partially demolished the centuries-old heritage and sold off its precious windows, doors and ventilators in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
The four-storey “Palace of Baba Guru Nanak” is believed to have been constructed with bricks, sand, clay and limestone over four centuries ago in the Bathanwala village, about 100 km from Lahore. It was frequented by a number of Sikhs from across the world, including India, Dawn newspaper reported on Monday ( May 27).