CPS Sidhu seeks CBI probe into misuse of funds meant for anti-Sikh riot victims

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2016 23:00 IST
Chief parliamentary secretary Navjot Kaur Sidhu. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

A day after Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) chief Manjit Singh GK sought the intervention of Modi government in speeding up the CBI probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, BJP leader and chief parliamentary secretary Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu demanded a CBI probe into the utilisation of Rs 440 crore released by the UPA government to Punjab in 2007 for compensating the affected families.

Speaking to the media at a press conference, Sidhu said, “Can GK ask the leadership of his party why Rs 440 crore released by the UPA government were not used in an appropriate manner?”

Alleging that in some cases, the funds did not reach the right people, Dr Sidhu said, “Will GK demand a CBI a probe into the mismanagement of funds. If not, I will go to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and show him the clear picture.”

She said it was wrong on GK’s part to say that Akali-BJP alliance would sustain if the Centre met the expectations of victims of the carnage.

She demanded that if Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was serious on the issue, he should form a committee to probe the distribution of funds. “Badal must also make me a part of the committee,” she added.

Dr Sidhu said, “I am also a Sikh and will take up the issue with the BJP leadership. I won’t shy away from staging a dharna at Jantar Mantar.”

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