Fatehgarh Sahib April 16, 2018: The college staff, students joined by various religious, social organisatiions, SGPC member Karnail Singh Panjoli and representatives of AAP, district bar Association and political parties organised a protest dharna in front of college in protest against the transfer orders of Dr. Kasghmir Singh Principal of Mata Gujri College Fatehgarh Sahib. Dr. Kashmir Singh is considered in high esteem in the area and known for his dedication towards cause of education and transparency.
The students sat on dharna by locking the college gate, whereas staff on dharna in front of Principal Office. There was loud shouting of slogans by the students like “ Gali gali mein shor hai, Dr. Sidhu chor hai” ( Everyone says Dr. Sidhu has embezzled the college funds) and “ Bhaj Gaya Bhi Bhaj gaya Paise lekar bhaj gaya” ( Dr. Sidhu ran away from college after collecting huge money).
Apprehending law and order problem, district police led by Dr. Ravjot Grewal ASP Fatehgarh Sahib and D.S. Khakh DSP(Investigation) Fatehgarh Sahib and SGPC member Karnail Singh Panjoli talked to Gobind Singh Longowal, president SGPC to sort out the issue by cancelling the transfer orders of the principal immediately. Succumbing to the pressure Chief Secretary of SGPC issued written order cancelling the transfer with immediate effect.
It is worth mentioning that last days an English daily The Tribune had highlighted the irregularities during the tenure of the then principal Dr Jatinder Singh Sidhu and sources told that Dr. Kashmir Singh was made scapegoat apprehending that he might have leaked the irregularities committed during his tenure.
Addressing the staff, students and residents Dr. Bikramjit Singh Sandhu, president teacher’s Union demanded CBI probe into the irregularities committed during the tenure of the then principal Dr. Jatinder Singh Sidhu, presently director education SGPC. He said he has no hesitation in saying that he looted the college funds, whereas due to efforts of Dr. Kashmir Singh college got star status and A grade status. Dr. Kasmir Singh is honest and dedicated. He warned if in future management tried to disrupt the college principal or staff, indefinite strike and dharna will be organized.
Karnail Singh Panjoli in his address urged the SGPC president to remove Dr. Jatinder Singh from post of director Education and to constitute three member committee of expert to probe the irregularities committed by Dr. Sidhu. He demanded that all the directorate constituted should be scraped, as already additional Secretaries and secretaries are working to look after various departments.
Amardeep Singh Dharni former president district Bar Association demanded that case should be registered against Dr. Sidhu as he looted public offerings.