Bajwa urges HC to take cognisance of Pinky case

Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday urged the Punjab and Haryana high court to take suo motu cognisance of controversial Punjab Police 'cat'-turned-dismissed cop Gurmeet Singh Pinky's reported reappointment as police inspector by the state government on May 16.
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Updated on May 23, 2015 08:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday urged the Punjab and Haryana high court to take suo motu cognisance of controversial Punjab Police 'cat'-turned-dismissed cop Gurmeet Singh Pinky's reported reappointment as police inspector by the state government on May 16.


Addressing a press conference here along with former union minister Rajiv Shukla, Bajwa said it appeared as if there was a grand design to bring such criminal elements into the police force so that they can "help" their political masters in the next assembly elections.

"Though reports suggest that Pinky's appointment was quashed fearing backlash from political opponents, the HC can certainly take a suo motu notice of such a brazen act by the Punjab government.

Bajwa hailed the high court move to seek a detailed report on the functioning of the Orbit Aviation after the Moga bus incident.

The Punjab Congress chief came down heavily on SAD general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Balwinder Singh Bhunder for his remarks that he had helped drug peddlers in getting bail while he was in jail during Emergency. Bajwa said Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should expel Bhundar from the party.

He said the party would launch a massive political offensive against the ruling Akali Dal in Punjab from June 1. "We will launch a public connect programme from June 1. The idea is to apprise the people of mass accumulation of disproportionate assets by the ruling Badal family, mounting farm distress and convey concern over the safety of women, especially dalits," said Bajwa.
He said the party was planning to move Supreme Court against the Badals. "We are planning to move the SC against accumulation of assets by the Badals and the way they are granting favours to their family members by allotting them lucrative tenders," Bajwa claimed.

Shukla while reacting to Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur's statement that the Congress should not forget about the scams unearthed during its tenure, said the Badal family has no moral right to talk about corruption.

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