Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate, Dr Daljit Singh, has alleged that the district administration and the police were under pressure of the SAD-BJP government not to arrest revenue minister Anil Joshi even as non-bailable warrants were issued against him by a local court in three different cases filed by two Amritsar-based lawyers Vineet Mahajan and Sandeep Gorsi.
Dr Daljit Singh on Tuesday met Vineet Mahajan (37) and his brother Avneesh Mahajan (33), who were grievously injured allegedly by Joshi's henchmen a few days ago, at the hospital where they are admitted.
He added that a CCTV footage was recorded in the nearby bank, during the attack. "The video clip of the CCTV footage has gone viral on social networking sites," he said.
Dr Daljit said, "It seems that ministers have become 'warlords', who could do anything and get away with it in this jungle raj of SAD-BJP".
He said that it is for all to see that no higher authorities have shown any daring or inclination to arrest Joshi, even as the non-bailable arrest warrants were issued against him.
"Even the district administration and the police authorities are silent while the city mayor Bakshi Ram has given a frivolous statement that the injuries were inflicted by both brothers themselves to come into the limelight. This is indeed regrettable that we have such men sitting at the helm of affairs who have not used their discretion to find out the truth, but say things randomly to get out of a spot," he said.
During the visit advocate Vineet Mahajan told Dr Daljit Singh that Joshi had unleashed political vendetta against him when he became the 'star witness' in a case of seizure of 294 cases of liquor during assembly elections in 2012. An FIR was registered on January 13, 2012 against Joshi and others at Sadar police station.
Mahajan told Dr Daljit Singh that he would file a 'protest petition' on Wednesday against the cancellation in the case of liquor haul in 2012 and urged AAP's Lok Sabha candidate to lend him support.
On his part, Dr Daljit assured him that he would make all-out efforts to get Joshi arrested.