Claiming that Congress workers including a person named Kunnan Singh who was out on a parole allegedly attacked brick kiln owned by Narinder Singh, an Akali supporter on Tuesday, former minister and now MLA from Majitha constituency Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday said Punjab was descending into lawlessness within one week of formation of the Congress government and asked CM Capt Amarinder Singh to rein in rogue Congress elements, who were teaming up with criminals to indulge in political vendetta.
Addressing a press conference along with Narinder Singh, Majithia said, “A person named Kunnan Singh, who was out on parole and was seen supporting Congress openly in the elections, went to brick kiln of Narinder Singh on Tuesday with men and weapons. It was a narrow escape for them.”
“Although the police came there and even detained the persons, after intervention of the Congress leaders, they went back empty-handed,” Majithia alleged.
Stating that things were going out of hand, Majithia said in case this lawlessness was not curbed, the SAD would approach the Union home ministry and also the courts to get justice. “We will also come on the roads to demand justice if needed,” he added.
Meanwhile, Narinder said, “I was being targeted because I supported Akali Dal in the polls and also had a hoarding of Akali Dal on my establishment. They took out weapons but the police did nothing.”
However, refuting this as a ‘political’ attack, Amritsar SSP (rural) J Elanchezian said, “We have already registered a case against Kunan Singh, Sadhu Singh, Major Singh, Bachhitar Singh, Jasmer Singh and Hardev Singh under Section 447, 506, 148, 149 of the IPC.”
“This is not a political attack. It is just a dispute of the brick kiln and the accused wanted to allegedly to take control of it. Case was registered after recording statement,” he added.