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Badals weakening drug cases to save Majithia: AAP on Bhola acquittal

A day after a Jalandhar court acquitted former deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Jagdish Bhola and four others in a drug trafficking case, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday accused Badals of putting pressure on Punjab Police for weakening the case.

punjab Updated: Aug 12, 2016 20:30 IST
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AAP MP Bhagwant Mann demanded an impartial probe by a sitting high court judge into the Bhola drug racket.
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann demanded an impartial probe by a sitting high court judge into the Bhola drug racket.(HT File Photo)

A day after a Jalandhar court acquitted former deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Jagdish Bhola and four others in a drug trafficking case, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday accused Badals of putting pressure on Punjab Police for weakening the case.

In a press statement here, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann demanded an impartial probe by a sitting high court judge into the Bhola drug racket, while alleging if the investigation remains with the state police, the accused -- Bhola, businessman Jagjit Singh Chahal and former Akali leader Maninder Singh Aulakh alias ‘Bittu’ -- will be acquitted in all remaining cases as well.

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Alleging the police of conducting “a soft investigation” into the drug racket to save revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, Mann said: “How can free and fair probe be expected from police, which comes under home minister Sukhbir Badal, whose brother-in-law and cabinet colleague (Majithia) was also named by Bhola as among those ‘indulged in the drug racket’?”

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The AAP leader also accused Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh of supporting Majithia by rejecting the demand of a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the drug racket. “Had the probe been handed over to the CBI at an initial stage, the fate of the case against Bhola and others would have been different... Amarinder owes an explanation as to why he objected to the CBI probe,” said Mann.