The idol was bought by one of his followers Baba Thara Singh who Santji said was soft hearted and who Santji said he had told that if he (Thara Singh) had bought a gun instead with the money then it would have been more useful. Baba Thara Singh was in Gurdaspur jail at the time and he acted without seeking instructions from Santji. So it wasn't Santji that installed the idol for the Hindus in jail. However, Santji did compensate a Hindu whose shop had been burned as well as pay for legal action against those who had desecrated the Ramayan.
So as we can see rather than Santji going around villages building Mandirs as alleged by this Akalifauj guy, the opposite is true. It's amazing how these SJW leftist liberals will bend and twist the actions of Gursikhs in order to further their SJW agenda. The story of the idol in the jail is very instructive and shows up the lies of these SJWs. Do you think Santji if they were around today would agree with the work of Khalsa Aid? Would he agree with them expending the limited resources of the Panth in setting up pointless langars in places with others are already spending millions of pounds? While Sikhs are in dire need of help themselves would he agree with Ravi Singh and his self promotion activities? Santji said that it would have been better if Baba Thara Singh had spent the money on a gun instead. Why? because then the money would have been spent on defending the Panth from the government and not on an idol which would be on no use and given that the Panth was under attack then the Panth needed guns and not feel good aimless altruism of installing idols for Hindus.
case in point , in Gujrat our truck drivers are stuck with no food or water , but we are more concerned with other people first
sorry but no the gurdwara and mandir was built for prisoners remember it say hindu petty criminals were crying not a village . He responded to the needs of a group in captivity , I don't think he would have bought an idol otherwise because there loads of mandirs over Punjab.