New Delhi, Dec 19:  The BJP has demanded CBI investigation into the alleged sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the sanctum sanctorum of Golden Temple in Amritsar ‘so that such instances are not used to disturb the peace in Punjab’.

The BJP has appealed to Union Minister Amit Shah to persuade Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi to hand over the case to the CBI.

He appealed to the people to put pressure on the Channi government to hand over the case to the CBI.

“I appeal to Home Minister Amit Shah to persuade Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to handover the matter of ‘bead’ (sacrilege) at Darbar Sahib immediately to the CBI for fair investigation so that this instance shouldn’t be used to disturb the peace in Punjab,” Singh said.

On Saturday evening, a man was allegedly beaten to death after he tried to desecrate the sacred Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The youth, reportedly belonging to Uttar Pradesh, entered the restricted area and tried to pick up the sword kept in front of the Guru Granth Sahib. He was caught by security persons and was handed over to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) office, where he was beaten to death.