Aujla dubs transfer of ED official as dirty politics by SAD-BJP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jan 18, 2015 17:59 IST

Reacting to the transfer of Enforcement Directorate (ED) assistant director Niranjan Singh to Kolkata, Amritsar District Congress Committee (rural) president Gurjeet Singh Aujla said the BJP was playing a dirty politics to save its allies heading the drug cartel.

Aujla said the SAD-BJP’s true face emerged after the transfer of Niranjan Singh at this sensitive time.

Niranjan Singh, who was investigating the synthetic drug racket case and had summoned Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on December 26, received his transfer order on Friday evening.

“It also came into notice that ED officials had reported to their seniors in Delhi that they were being bugged and Punjab CID officials were trying to know the property details of the local ED officials,” said Aujla.

He added that some of the phone numbers from which calls were made by the CID officials to the ED officials were also brought to public by Niranjan Singh.

Aujla said Niranjan Singh was “about to finalise his report about the drug cartel being headed by SAD-BJP leaders”. “This would have wrecked havoc on the SAD-BJP government not only in the state, but at the Centre also,” he said.

Aujla said, “Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s silence into the matter means that he is taking revenge from the Punjabis by saving Majithia.” “Initially, the BJP supported Majithia in the vidhan sabha.

Now, after cancelling Amit Shah’s drug awareness rally in Amritsar and transferring Niranjan Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and home minister Rajnath Singh must clear their stand about the drugs and drug lords in Punjab and must not deceive the people of the state,” said Aujla.

Commenting on a statement issued by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal that people providing information about drug peddlers would be awarded, Aujla reminded him about a similar announcement made by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in 1997 at Heir village as per which `50,000 would be awarded to those providing information about corrupt officers.

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