Fatehgarh Sahib, Might 2
Former Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh has expressed gratitude to CM Capt Amarinder Singh for asserting to preserve historical jail in Bassi Pathana within the district as a memorial to Guru Teg Bahadur on his 400th yr of start anniversary. He urged the CM handy over the restoration work to an company knowledgeable in conserving historical constructions.
He had launched a marketing campaign and held many press conferences on the problem. He had additionally despatched an in depth be aware to the CM, SGPC and Sikh historians. He stated Noor Mohammad Khan Mirza, then Daroga of Police at Ropar, had arrested Guru Teg Bahadur and his followers from the residence of Bhai Nighahyeea from Malikpur Rangrran village (now in Ropar) and produced them earlier than the Sirhind administrator, who ordered that all of them be saved within the lock-up at Bassi Pathana. They spent virtually 4 months within the jail until Emperor Aurangzeb ordered that they be allowed hassle-free journey to Delhi.
“A few of the banyan timber are 400 years previous and should be preserved both by the forest division or by specialists from PAU, Ludhiana,” he stated. — OC