WILL GO HAMMER & TONGS AFTER BADAL AND FIX HIM FOR RUINING PUNJAB, VOWS CAPT AMARINDER
The Voice of Chandigarh News : Photos by T S Bedi
Asserting that the Akali veteran had ruined Punjab, and holding him squarely responsible for the Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan firing incidents, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday vowed to go hammer and tongs after Parkash Singh Badal and fix him.
Reiterating that there was no question of going soft on the former Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh told select media persons here that it was not possible that Badal was not aware of the police firing.
The SIT probe report into the incident would go to the courts and the truth would come out, said the Chief Minister, adding that the decision to withdraw the investigation from CBI and hand it over to a Punjab Police SIT was taken by the state assembly, which felt the BJP-led government at the Centre could influence the central agency as the BJP was an ally of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
The Ranjit Singh Commission set up to probe the sacrilege cases and the firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura had suggested further investigation, which was why the SIT is being set up, said Captain Amarinder Singh. The Ranjit Singh Commission was a fact-finding panel which did a thorough job to get to the bottom of the events that led to the senseless and deliberate firing on innocent people, he added.
Reacting to Badal’s assertion that he was ready to swear that he did not know about the firing, Captain Amarinder Singh dismissed it as a gimmick to divert public attention from his role in the incident. How many times has he falsely sworn at the Akal Takht, asked Captain Amarinder Singh.