Punjab local bodies minister Anil Joshi said here on Thursday that the special investigation team (SIT) constituted by the Punjab government to probe the attack on BJP workers, including his younger brother Raja Joshi, had become defunct.
On February 10, a clash between BJP and Akali workers left six persons injured, including Raja Joshi. Joshi had then blamed the Akalis for the violence and alleged that their target was his brother. The next day, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had constituted an SIT.
On Thursday, Joshi raised the issue in the presence of industries minister Madan Mohan Mittal and state BJP president Kamal Sharma. On being asked to comment on the matter, Mittal said the issue related to the party's state unit and couldn't be discussed at its national platform.
Meanwhile, BJP leaders led by former minister Tikshan Sud will meet chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday regarding preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Anandpur Sahib on June 19.