Protest against Majithia, his resignation sought

  • HT Correspondent,, Patiala
  • Updated: Dec 27, 2014 21:30 IST

Activists of Naujawan Bharat Sabha on Saturday staged a protest at Samana and burnt the effigy of Punjab Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia for his alleged involvement in mutli-crore drug racket case.

The representatives of Peoples Party of Punjab (PPP), the Youth Congress and Shiv Sena (Hindustan) also participated in the protest.

The protesters demanded the resignation of the minister from the state cabinet and a CBI inquiry into the Bhola drug racket case. The protesters also demanded that the government ensure free and fair probe in the case.

Sabha president Raminder Singh alleged that the government has been trying to save Majithia ever since the latter's involvement in the drug racket was exposed by Jagdish Bhola, the main accused in the case, a year ago.

"The government has proved that they are the ones who are providing shelter to drug smugglers in the state by not asking Majithia to resign or expelling him from the cabinet," he alleged.

He added that the government is only putting drug addicts behind the bars while those allegedly behind the drug racket in the state are enjoying key positions in the government.

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