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Criminal Pakistani Accused of Inciting Attack On Nankana Sahib Gurdwara Arrested

LAHORE – The man accused of inciting the attack on Nankana Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan last week was arrested by police officials on Sunday, Pakistani media reported on Monday.

The attack was allegedly led by Imran Chishti, the brother of Mohammad Hassan—the man accused of abducting and forcibly converting Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur.

A representative of the chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province tweeted on Sunday night: “The main culprit in #NankanaSahib incident Imran has been arrested FIR… has been registered at Nanakan Police Station.”

On Sunday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had condemned the incident, saying it goes against his “vision” and the government will show “zero tolerance” against those involved in it.

Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, also known as Gurdwara Janam Asthan, is a site near Lahore where Guru Nanak was born.

A violent mob had attacked the gurdwara and pelted it with stones last week. A team of police had to intervene briskly to control the situation.

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