Chandigarh, August 27, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has asserted that there was a deep conspiracy behind the CBI’s seeking an interim stay on its own closure report from the CBI court seeking continuation of the probe into the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib at Behbal Kalan.
In a joint statement issued from party headquarters on Tuesday, AAP MLAs including, Leader of Opposition, Harpal Singh Cheema, Chairman, state Core Committee Principal Budh Ram, Bibi Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Prof. Baljinder Kaur, Rupinder Kaur Ruby, Jai Krishan Singh Rori, Manjit Singh Bilaspur and Kulwant Singh Pandori (All MLAs), have accused the union government led by Narendra Modi and the Captain Amarinder Singh state of making mockery of the sensitive incident, saying it had hurt religious sentiments of teeming millions of followers and others across the world.
The AAP leaders said “During the past 4 years, the four investigative agencies set up by the state government, including the CBI, tasked with the probe had failed to take it to a conclusive end apparently due to political interference to offer protective cover to the culprits behind the sacrilege.
They said the Modi government and the Captain government were behind putting roadblock in the probe many a times to protect Badals, saying that the recent demand by the CBI seeking continuation of the probe was another design to derail and delay it further”
Harpal Singh Cheema and Principal Budh Ram said that when the state government had earlier decided to withdraw the inquiry from the CBI as per the guidelines of the assembly, why it (CBI) given clean chit to Badals and many other suspects in the closure report. Asking the CBI court to accord interim stay on the controversial report, which what they described as, a well thought-out design to keep it going for years.
The AAP leaders termed the CBI’s recent u-turn as a part of the campaign to ‘Save-Badals”, saying that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was an integral part of the same team. They said if Captain wanted to bring those behind the Behbal Kalan incident and firing incidents, he could have got it investigated from a Special Investigation Team (SIT). The AAP leaders added that the rift between the SIT top brass was nothing but a ploy to derail the probe, thus making mockery of the investigation of such a sensitive issue.
Taking a pot shot at the Badals and Captain, the AAP leaders said that the party would reach out to each and every village and town in the state to expose them and get them punished in the peoples’ court for their wrong doings.