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Capt demands Ranike's arrest

chandigarh Updated: Sep 13, 2012 20:19 IST
Ravinder Vasudeva
Ravinder Vasudeva
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Alleging chief minister Parkash Singh Badal of shielding his cabinet colleague and animal husbandry minister Guljar Singh Ranike, accused in the case of embezzlement of funds in Attari assembly, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has demanded immediate arrest of Ranike..

Amarinder, who addressed a "Rosh Rally" of the Congress party in Nabha on Thursday, said the DSP level enquiry ordered by Punjab Government was mere an eyewash.

"The Police officer, who was already working under the pressure of the state government, cannot enquire the matter with transparency. This clearly shows that the CM was not taking the matter seriously and was trying to protect Ranike," said Amarinder.

"The minister should be arrested and enquired immediately and must be punished for the crime," he demanded.

Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sunil Jakhar stated that the party will take Ranike issue to the logical conclusion in any case.

"It's shameful that the CM was downplaying the issue related to the development of funds for the poor and the downtrodden. Ranike has committed a sin by engulfing the border area development funds which were meant for the poor. Congress would go to any extent to ensure Ranike's ouster," said Jakhar, while talking exclusively to Hindustan Times.