State convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sucha Singh Chhotepur, on Thursday, said that senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Khanna Harish Kumar Bansal, who has been suspended for the alleged encounter of two Dalit youth in Ahluwalia Colony of Jamalpur area in Ludhiana, should be dismissed. He also demanded a CBI inquiry into the case to expose the real culprits behind the heinous crime.
Chhotepur said that the state government, instead of punishing the guilty, has given encouragement to the SSP with light punishment of suspension.
He alleged by suspending the SSP, the state government had tried to save the actual killers. He alleged the police department had been politicised and the police are following the directives of the Akali leaders. He said the government should order a CBI inquiry into the matter, so that the real culprits behind the killing of the Dalit youths could be exposed.
The state AAP convener said that the party's organisational structure would be completed in all the districts of Punjab by this month and the screening of workers was already going on.
He said office-bearers would be appointed after getting information about the character and honesty of party workers. He said the party could form an alliance with like-minded parties for the forthcoming corporation and municipal council elections. He said the financial condition of the state could improve if the government curbed expenditure on its ministers.
Speaking on the occasion, AAP MP Harinder Singh Khalsa said the SAD-BJP government had failed to get sanctioned any economic package from the NDA government. He also lashed out at the duel policy of the state government stating that, on the one hand, the government had launched a campaign against the drug menace, while on the other, it was distributing licences to set up new distilleries in the state.
District AAP convener Ricky Walia, Baljinder Kaur, Harjeet Singh Adaltiwala, Mahipal Singh, Jai Krishan, Daljit Singh Sohi, Prahlad Singh, Rajdeep Singh Badla, Trilochan Singh Lalli, Amrik Singh Nandpur, Rak Kishan, and Karamjit Singh Bhuchi were among the leaders who were present on the occasion.