Chandigarh, May 4 (PTI) The Commission of Inquiry constituted by the Punjab government to inquire into incidents of sacrilege in the state will visit Amritsar, Kapurthala and Tarn Taran later this month to record statements of witnesses.

The Justice (Retd) Ranjit Singh Commission will visit the places of incidents of sacrilege in these districts from May 15 to May 17, according to an official release.

The commission has, so far, visited the places of incidents of sacrilege in SAS Nagar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala, Ropar, SBS Nagar, Hoshiarpur, Barnala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Moga, Sangrur and Malerkotla districts.

A spokesman of the commission said the commission shall first visit Hamira in Kapurthala. Thereafter, the commission will visit Amritsar (Rural).

The commission will pay a visit to Tarn Taran on May 16. The commission will also pay a visit to village Toti in Kapurthala. The commission would thereafter visit the remaining sites of such incidents in Amritsar Commissionerate on May 17.

The one-man commission under Justice Ranjit Singh, a former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was formed by the Congress government in April last year, a month after it came to power in the state.

The commission was tasked with looking into the cases of sacrilege, including an incident in Kotakpura in Faridkot where two persons died.

The previous SAD-BJP government in Punjab had appointed the Justice Zora Singh Commission to look into the incidents of sacrilege. Its report was dismissed by the Congress government.

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