Sukhbir quizzed for hours in ’15 firing case

Sukhbir quizzed for hours in ’15 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 group (SIT) probing the 2015 Kotkapura police firing case.

The SIT, led by Extra Director Normal of Police LK Yadav, summoned the SAD chief, who was then deputy chief minister and in addition held dwelling portfolio, for look earlier than the probe group.

Sukhbir reached the Punjab Police Officers’ Institute right here at round 11 am for questioning and left the venue at round 4.30 pm.

Senior celebration leaders and supporters gathered outdoors the officers’ institute and raised slogans towards the AAP authorities.

The case pertains to the theft of a ‘bir’ (copy) of 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 some protesters have been injured at Kotkapura in police firing.

After being questioned, Sukhbir 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 mentioned all police actions are a part of a laid down process. “The selections are taken by the administration. I’m repeatedly being requested questions concerning the firing incident although it’s clear that this motion was taken by the authorised officer,” he mentioned. Asking concerning the SIT to be truthful and goal, he mentioned, “I’m prepared for questioning 100 instances however this situation shouldn’t be politicised.”

Earlier, the SIT had summoned Sukhbir on August 30 however the SAD chief didn’t seem earlier than it and the celebration had then mentioned that he had not been served summons.

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