Moga molestation case: Patiala MP demands inquiry from sitting justice of apex court

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: May 04, 2015 19:42 IST

Looking at the total politicisation of police and bureaucracy and conflict of interests in the Badal clan in the Moga molestation case, Member of Parliament from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi on Monday demanded an inquiry into the matter from the sitting justice of either the Supreme Court or the Punjab and Haryana high court.

"Though the government has managed to compensate the family but it is nearly impossible to get full justice in such a horrendous incident unless the investigation is carried out by the CBI or a sitting judge of the apex court," Gandhi said.

"I am going the raise the issue in Parliament to press the government to ensure fair investigation, that too by the premier investigative agency in the country," Gandhi added.

Justifying the compensation to aggrieved family, Gandhi reiterated that the owners of the buses must be booked in order to set a precedent that such brutality on part of influential politicians will not be tolerated in future.

"If driver of Uber taxi service can be booked in Delhi for a similar incidence, when Uphar cinema's owner can be booked for deaths in the fire tragedy, when Union Carbide management can be booked for criminal offence in the Bhopal gas tragedy, then why cannot a criminal case be registered against Sukhbir Singh Badal, the owner of the bus service," Gandhi questioned.

AAP's remains divided

Known for organising protests, the Patiala unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) remained divided throughout the development of the case.

The differences between the two groups of AAP, one led by Gandhi and another by district convener Jarnail Singh, remained unreconciled during the protests that erupted after the incident took place on April 29.

Both the groups maintained distance during the protests and candle marches and didn't invite each other to their respective functions.

It should be mentioned that the difference in the party came to fore after Gandhi took a bold stand in favour of expelled founding members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan last month.

Notably, Jarnail, who is a protégé of Gandhi, had demanded the Patiala MP's resignation.

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