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Guru Nanak's Missing 'chakki': Pak Cops Register Case

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AMRITSAR: Eight months after reports of the disappearance of Guru Nanak Dev's chakki (hand-moved wheat grinder) from Gurdwara Chakki Sahib, Eminabad, in Pakistan, Pakistan police registered a case in this regard on Saturday. The first Sikh police officer of Pakistan, Gulab Singh, had lodged a complaint at Eminabad police station on September 6, demanding an investigation into the disappearance of the Sikh relic from the gurdwara.

On March 30, TOI had reported that the historical "chakki" had vanished from the shrine.

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Gulab told TOI on Saturday that in his complaint he has mentioned that he had come to know through the Sikh community in Britain that the "chakki" was in the possession of a UK-based Sikh and "many Sikhs in UK have paid obeisance to the relic". He alleged that it was taken out from the gurdwara in connivance with some employees.

The first Sikh master, Guru Nanak Dev, used to grind corn with the "chakki" when he was taken prisoner. Later, Gurdwara Chakki Sahib came up at that place. Gulab said that he had sought the registration of a theft case against the person who had taken away the Guru's "chakki".

The relic's disappearance had led to outrage among Sikhs the world over. Chater Singh, member of Bibi Nanki Trust, Pakistan, had announced the launch of a movement for tracing the "chakki" and re-installing it at the gurdwara after performing sacred rituals.

Former president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Paramjit Singh Sarna had also confirmed that the millstone was not in Gurdwara Chakki Sahib and had been taken away by a UK-based Sikh. Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh had also directed Sikhs to trace it and re-install it at Gurdwara in Eminabad in accordance with rehat maryada (Sikh code of religious conduct)

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