Chandigarh, 11 December 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Senior leader of Aam Aadmi Party and Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema wrote a letter to Punjab Governor Shri Banwarilal Purohit, on the issue of ‘transfer-posting of police officers by taking money’ which was raised by Minister Rana Gurjit Singh in the Punjab government againt his fellow Congressmen and Home Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa, and demanded a high level investigation overseen by the High Court within the stipulated time.
While addressing the media at the party headquarters, Cheema said, “It is a very serious matter that a minister is accusing his fellow party member and Home Minister of appointing SSPs in exchange of money.” Appointment of police officers for bribe is a serious threat to the security of the country and the state. For the security of the state and maintenance of law and order, it is very important to have a fair investigation in this matter.
If the investigation of this matter is not done impartially and within the stipulated time, then the people of Punjab may have to face dire consequences, he said. Because Punjab is a border state and assembly elections are to be held here very soon. He said that Punjab had already been battled the ‘dark phase’ for decades. The peace that was established after paying a heavy price cannot be allowed to disturb because of these corrupt politicians. Now Punjab is standing at this juncture that the people of our state can’t afford another such situation. Therefore the names of all the ‘black sheep’ involved in the mafia and their political patrons should be made public.
Cheema said that the Aam Aadmi Party has already been making allegations of mafia rule in the state. Channi government’s Minister Rana Gurjit Singh has just proved our allegations to be true. We raised the issue of mafia ruling in the state many times in the assembly and said that from the Chief Minister to the Ministers, MLAs and many leaders of the Congress are involved in the business of mafia.
Cheema accused the Congress government of encouraging mafia and said that this issue has come to the light today only because of the mutual fight between the officials and the Congress leaders to control the mafia rule in the state. But surprisingly, even after four-five days have passed, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Home Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa and Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu have remained silent on this issue. Their silence proves that large scale transfes & postings of top officials is happening only at the behest and intervention of those in power.