Congress leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar, on Friday, visited the family of Ajay Singh alias Pahwa, an 18-year-old Dalit youth, whose body was found in a vacant plot on the Bura Gujjar road on October 8. He had reportedly refused to sell liquor to some ‘smugglers’ of his locality, who are suspected to be behind the murder. The victim had even lodged a complaint with the police, alleging threats to his life just a day before his killing.
Jakhar alleged that the SAD-BJP government was shielding the liquor mafia and anti-social elements of society. He added that these goons were ‘Jihadi Johns’, who commit murders in a most gruesome manner. Jihadi John was an infamous terrorist of the ISIS, who beheaded a number of captives and western journalists. Jakhar stated that liquor, transport, mining and cable business were run by these goons on behalf of their political bosses.
Expressing concern on the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, he said that such murders were unheard of in Punjab and cities were generally peaceful after the end of terrorism.
He said that the SAD was unleashing a reign of terror in Punjab to threaten voters, but people of Punjab would surely give a befitting reply to them in the forthcoming polls.
Citing the example of Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat, Jakhar stated that Rawat apologised to a family of a Dalit youth, who was killed by members of an upper caste in Uttarakhand. He said chief minister Parkash Singh Badal should take cue from him and apologise to family members of the people, killed by goons of the SAD in various cities of Punjab.
Judge Singh, father of the deceased, said, “Sagar and Rohit are murderers of my son, but Rozy is protecting them. The police are unable to arrest them. The accused are nephews of local councillor Rakesh Chaudhary, who is running an illegal liquor trade.” Kanwarjit Singh ‘Rozy Barkandi’ is SAD’s Muktsar constituency in-charge.