Chandigarh, October 4, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Senior Congress Leader & Punjab’s Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Partap Singh Bajwa has cautioned chief minister Bhagwant Mann asking him not to let the state slip into serious law and order problem by being lackadaisical and nonchalant.
“ Ensuring good governance and effective administration both are serious businesses. However your attitude of caring a two hoots about the law and order situation in the state may foment a serious trouble for Punjab”, apprehended Bajwa.
Bajwa said when A category gangsters such as Deepak Tinu, against whom more than 34 criminal cases of serious nature were pending, were able to hoodwink the police to slip away with his friend the matter could not be so casual and pushed under the carpet.
Besides another A category drug smuggler Amrik Singh fled from the police custody from Rajindra Hospital in Patiala. And just a few days ago A young man named Jaswinder Singh was able to snatch a self loading rifle (SLR) from the Dhariwal police station were incidents which could ring alarm bells for the ruling dispensation.
“ However , instead of tendering an apology and assuring the opposition that concrete action would be initiated against the erring police officials, the cabinet ministers such as Aman Arora and Harpal Singh Cheema began offering explanations. Aman Arora rather started recalling the shortcomings of the Congress regime”, said Bajwa.
So far the Punjab government has failed to take any strict action against the senior police officers to make an example out of the blunders committed by the junior rank officials.
Such an attitude of the Punjab government might help the AAP leaders to score brownie points before the media but it would not be adequate and sufficient to put your house in order.
“ The situation of law and order is going from bad to worse. The union ministry of home affairs has already sought a report from the state government on how certain forces are busy encouraging the radical elements in the state which can destabilize the hard earned peace in the state”.
Bajwa said the problem with Bhagwant Mann was that due to lack of administrative experience he did not understand the seriousness of the situation. “ If he continues to let the situation slip away Punjab will have to see another spell of communal violence as it occured in the late 70s and 80s.