The Congress has demanded that the Justice Zora Singh (retd) panel report on the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari village and firing at those protesting the incident at Behbal Kalan be made public.
Talking to reporters at the Congress Bhawan here today, Punjab Congress chief spokesman and vice-president Sunil Jakhar said it needs to be questioned what standard operating procedures (SOPs) are being followed by the state police when it comes to dealing with law and order situations.
“Haryana has ordered a probe into the violence during Jat quota stir and there is opposition to using pellet guns at protesters in Kashmir. But no one has been indicted or held accountable for opening fire at protesters at Behbal Kalan and killing two. There were many women in the protest but the panel has not held anyone guilty. We want a discussion in the state assembly on who authorised the firing. Finally, the buck stops at the door of state home minister Sukhbir Badal. While the police fired at peaceful protesters, it has failed to control daylight shootings and robberies,” Jakhar said.
He also revealed details of replies by the Union ministry of home affairs to unstarred question by SAD MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on incidents of smuggling of drugs and weapons and arrests in Punjab.