Congress workers, led by party spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira held a march and burnt an effigy of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia here on Friday.
The protesters demanded a CBI inquiry into the Rs 6,000-crore drug scandal that has rocked Punjab during the last many days, particularly after the sensational disclosures made by Jagdish Bhola, the kingpin and prime accused, of involvement of Akali ministers.
Speaking on the occasion, Khaira said that the emergence of the name of Bikram Majithia as the patron of the drug racket has exposed a deep- rooted nexus between the powerful politicians, police and the drug mafia, which needed to be investigated by an independent agency like the CBI.
He said now even the two main accused Jagdish Bhola and Jagjit Singh Chahal had moved the high court demanding a CBI probe stressing that if CBI investigated the scandal, involvement of many Akali ministers, senior police officers and other bigwigs would come to light.
It is abundantly clear from their petition that the Punjab Police, allegedly acting as a private army of the Badal-Majithia clan, could not arrest the powerful people like Bikram Majithia, said Khaira.
He further stated that it was saddening to note that DGP Sumedh Singh Saini, under pressure from deputy CM, rushed to the media to give a clean chit to Bikram Majithia instead of upholding the rule of law.
Effigies of Majithia, Kohar burnt
More than 150 activists of the Congress on Friday organised a demonstration against the drug menace and burnt effigies of cabinet ministers Bikram Singh Majithia and Ajit Singh Kohar. Congress leader Rajanbir Singh said that Majithia and Kohar should be arrested for their alleged involvement in the international drug racket. He alleged that wrestler-turned-druglord Jagdish Bhola was a link between Akali ministers and the drug mafia.