SAD trains Congressional government in Punjab with guns against FIR against Majithia, Channi retaliates – The New Indian Express


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CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday denounced the Congressional government in the Punjab over the registration of a case against its leader Bikram Singh Majithia, calling it “fabricated”.

Majithia (46) was sentenced on Monday under relevant sections of the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) on the basis of a 2018 situation report on an investigation into drug trafficking operating in the State.

The report was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana in 2018 by the head of the Special Anti-Drug Working Group (STF), Harpreet Singh Sidhu.

Majithia is the brother-in-law of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and the brother of former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

He had previously denied all charges against him.

SAD spokesman Parambans Singh Romana said Sidhu admitted he was linked to Majithia and had not been on good terms with the latter’s family for 15 years.

“Despite this, the FIR fabricated against Majithia relied on Sidhu’s report, which Sidhu himself admitted to be an opinion and not an investigative report.

The officer admitted that his report was based on the Enforcement Directorate (ED) file. If so, the ED was competent to file a challan against Majithia if he found anything. either incriminating him. But that was not the case. therefore, “Romana said in a statement.

He also said the trial in the case Sidhu was referring to – the Jagdish Bhola case – ended in January 2019.

“Bhola and a certain Jagjit Chahal were convicted and the third defendant, Bittu Aulakh, was acquitted,” said the head of the SAD.

He said that despite this factual position, Sidhu’s report indicated that Aulakh had been instrumental in bringing the accused to Majithia.

Romana also pointed out that the High Court had appointed a committee to consider the STF report.

He said the committee report comprising the then additional chief (home) secretary and the chief police officer lay under seal in the high court, adding: “It should also be made public.”

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said on Wednesday his government would not allow any drug traffickers to come out unharmed and the law would take its own course in a case against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia.

Majithia (46) was sentenced on Monday under relevant sections of the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) on the basis of a 2018 situation report on an investigation into drug trafficking operating in the State.

The report was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana by the head of the Special Anti-Drug Force (STF), Harpreet Singh Sidhu.

Majithia is the brother-in-law of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and the brother of former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

He had previously denied all charges against him.

Addressing a rally here, Channi reiterated his government’s commitment to eradicate the drug threat from Punjab, while adding that there is no “political vendetta” regarding the case. against Majithia.

The SAD alleged that the case was dismissed due to a “political vendetta”.

Channi also criticized Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal for withdrawing his statement against Majithia with a written apology.

In 2018, Kejriwal apologized for making “unsubstantiated” allegations of involvement in drug trafficking against Majithia, after which the latter decided to withdraw legal action against Delhi’s chief minister. .

“Look at the kind of politics the AAP engages in. He apologized to someone accused of pushing young people into drugs,” the chief minister said.

He also asserted that his government will not allow those responsible involved in heinous acts of sacrilege to escape the clutches of the law.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said the state congressional government was gradually gaining people’s confidence in governance, which had hit the “lowest ebb due to poor administration, coupled with flagrant ineffectiveness during the regime of (Parkash Singh) Badal as well as Amarinder Singh “.

Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Warring also hit the Badals.

“The Badal-unleashed reign of terror has been quelled to a large extent and would end in the coming times provided Congress has another chance to serve the people of the Punjab,” he said.


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