CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 6: A joint delegation of SAD and BJP on Thursday urged Punjab Governor VP Badnore to dismiss Capt Amarinder Singh led Congress government and recommend an inquiry by a sitting judge of the High Court or the CBI into the hooch tragedy, besides an ED probe to recover the ill gotten wealth acquired by Congress leaders.
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal urged that properties of all those involved in the illicit liquor trade should be confiscated, smuggling of denatured spirit & ENA from distilleries should be stopped, and murder cases should be registered against all those named by the victim families particularly Khadoor Sahib MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki.
“This hooch tragedy that claimed 118 lives is the result of State patronage as people across Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur have been affected by the same lot of contaminated liquor, distributed with the nexus between Congress leaders and MLAs, police and excise officials,” said Sukhbir Badal.
Badal further said that one of the victims was being threatened as she recorded complaint against Khadoor Sahib MLA. She has been denied compensation for the death of 2 family members.
“President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Sunil Jakhar and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi are mum as the share from this illicit trade goes right up to Indian National Congress’ high command,” SAD chief Badal said.
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has failed to perform his duty as the Excise and Home minister. He took no action against Congress MLAs Madan Lal Jalalpur and Hardyal Singh Kamboj despite the fact that they patronized the culprits running two illegal distilleries at Rajpura and Khanna, added Badal.
The SAD chief demanded action against two distilleries run by MLA Rana Gurjit Singh and the family of CM’s Religious Advisor Paramjit Singh Sarna, who are being accused of involved in liquor smuggling and denatured spirit into the market illegally.
Badal further claimed that the illicit liquor trade has already caused a loss of Rs 5,600 cr to State treasury.
“Night curfew during the extended lockdown in Punjab was also used to transport illicit liquor freely. The former CS had also accused ministers of causing a massive loss to the treasury,” alleged Badal.
[ਲਾਈਵ] ਸ਼੍ਰੋਮਣੀ ਅਕਾਲੀ ਦਲ-ਭਾਜਪਾ ਦੇ ਸਾਂਝੇ ਵਫ਼ਦ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਜ਼ਹਿਰੀਲੀ ਸ਼ਰਾਬ ਹੱਤਿਆਕਾਂਡ ਬਾਰੇ ਮਾਣਯੋਗ ਰਾਜਪਾਲ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਨਾਲ ਮੁਲਾਕਾਤ ਕਰਨ ਅਤੇ ਮੰਗ ਪੱਤਰ ਸੌਂਪਣ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਪੱਤਰਕਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸੰਬੋਧਨ ਕਰਦੇ ਹੋਏ। ਅਸੀਂ ਬੇਨਤੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਕਿ ਰਾਜਪਾਲ ਜੀ ਖ਼ੁਦ ਇਸ ਮਾਮਲੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਦਖਲ ਦੇਣ ਅਤੇ ਦੋਸ਼ੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਬਣਦੇ ਅੰਜਾਮ ਤੱਕ ਪਹੁੰਚਾਉਣ ਵਿੱਚ ਭੂਮਿਕਾ ਨਿਭਾਉਣ।
Publicerat av Sukhbir Singh Badal Torsdag 6 augusti 2020