Chandigarh, June 13, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Commenting on the summoning of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by the Special Investigation Team investigating the Kotkapura police firing case, former PPCC Chief and Rajya Sabha Member Partap Singh Bajwa said it was a step in the right direction.
Claiming that the role of the Badals in the police firing case was that of an accused, a fact known to everyone, Bajwa said the previous investigation which was set aside by the High Court vide its judgment dated April 9, 2021, did not array Badals as accused.
Bajwa said that he had earlier specifically stated that instead of challenging the judgment of the High Court before the Supreme Court, a new SIT should be constituted and the investigation should be concluded within a span of 30 – 45 days (out of which more than 15 days have already passed).
The Congress leader said the need of the hour was to conduct a fair investigation wherein the role of the then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, and DGP Sumedh Singh Saini are brought out.
“They should be made to face a trial for their illegal actions of ordering the police to fire on innocent people, who were only seeking action against the culprits responsible for sacrilege by sitting on a peaceful dharna reciting Paath (prayers). Once the investigation is concluded within a month, an application must also be filed for day-to-day hearing of the case before the Trial Court at Faridkot,” he said.