Uncertainty over Sidhu’s launch on Republic Day
Chandigarh, January 23
Uncertainty prevails over the untimely launch of former PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu from Patiala Jail on January 26, the place he’s present process one-year imprisonment over a highway rage case.
Although there isn’t a official phrase on Sidhu’s launch from Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who additionally holds the Jails portfolio, officers stated the state authorities may facilitate the untimely launch of Sidhu below the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations that enables particular remission to a sure class of prisoners. They had been to be launched in three phases, August 15, 2022, January 26, 2023, and August 15, 2023.
Authorities should make clear
Not solely Sidhu, there are households of fifty different prisoners, who’re awaiting the good thing about the particular remission. The AAP authorities ought to make clear whether or not the Cupboard has authorised it and forwarded a listing of Punjab prisoners. —Partap Singh Bajwa, Chief of opposition
“Not solely Sidhu, there are households of fifty different prisoners, who’re awaiting the good thing about the particular remission. Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Get together authorities ought to make clear whether or not the Cupboard had authorised it and forwarded a listing of Punjab prisoners. It deserves the condemnations if the Cupboard has failed to take action,” stated Partap Singh Bajwa, Chief of the Opposition.
He sought intervention of Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, asserting that the federal government remained ineffective to get the benefit for Punjab prisoners below the Union authorities’s scheme. However, Congress leaders from the Sidhu camp alleged that the AAP authorities was taking part in within the palms of the BJP.
Sources within the authorities stated because the Cupboard assembly scheduled for February 1 had been postponed to February 3, there was no query of any such agenda being taken forward of January 26.