SAD chief Sukhbir Badal quizzed for five hours in 2015 Kotkapura police firing case
Chandigarh, September 14
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday was questioned for greater than 5 hours by a Punjab Police particular investigation workforce (SIT) probing the 2015 Kotkapura police firing case.
The SIT, led by Further Director Basic of Police LK Yadav, summoned the SAD chief, who was then deputy chief minister and in addition held house portfolio, for look earlier than the probe workforce.
Badal reached the Punjab Police Officers’ Institute right here at round 11 am for questioning and left the venue at round 4.30 pm.
Senior occasion leaders and supporters gathered outdoors the officers’ institute and raised slogans in opposition to the AAP authorities. Police had put up barricades outdoors the venue.
The case pertains to the theft of a ‘bir’ (copy) of the Guru Granth Sahib, placing up handwritten sacrilegious posters, and torn pages of the holy guide being discovered scattered at Bargari in Faridkot in 2015.
These incidents had triggered protests, and two individuals, Gurjeet Singh and Krishan Bhagwan Singh, have been killed in Behbal Kalan and few injured at Kotkapura in Faridkot in police firing.
After being questioned, Badal slammed the AAP authorities, accusing it of raking up the Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan circumstances purely to “divert consideration from its scandals”.
The SAD president on the Kotkapura firing case stated all police actions are a part of a laid down process. “The choices are taken by the administration. I’m repeatedly being requested questions concerning the firing incident despite the fact that it’s clear that this motion was taken by the licensed officer,” Badal instructed reporters right here.
Asking concerning the SIT to be honest and goal, Badal stated, “I’m prepared for questioning 100 occasions however this subject shouldn’t be politicized.” Asserting that the AAP authorities was additionally following within the footsteps of the earlier Congress authorities, Badal stated, “I’m being summoned repeatedly to divert consideration from the scandals of this authorities, the newest one being the extortion rip-off of minister Fauja Singh Sarari”.
Stating that three circumstances have been being investigated, Badal stated whereas investigation into the principle case of sacrilege was over with the AAP authorities submitting the ultimate challan within the case, the 2 circumstances of firing at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura have been being probed now.
“Folks need the culprits in all these circumstances to be delivered to guide and punished for his or her deeds, however this authorities is simply taking part in politics on this subject,” he stated.
To a query on ‘Operation Lotus’, Badal stated “there’s smoke solely the place there’s fireplace. It’s clear that the AAP legislators are up for grabs. That’s the reason a price is being placed on them. They need to not develop into prepared companions to modify sides. Then nobody will solicit their assist or supply to buy them”.
Earlier, the SIT had summoned Badal on August 30 however the SAD chief didn’t seem earlier than it and the occasion had then stated that he had not been served summons.
On September 6, Badal was questioned by one other SIT investigating the 2015 Behbal Kalan police firing incident.