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Bikram Singh Majithia seeks CBI probe into role of Randhawa, Justice Ranjit Singh

Majithia, who was addressing a rally at Khilchian village in the Baba Bakala assembly segment said, Himmat has uncovered the conspiracy hatched against the Badal family in the name of investigating sacrilege incidents.

punjab Updated: Aug 21, 2018 22:43 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Bikram Singh Majithia,Justice Ranjit Singh,Baba Bakala
Bikram Singh Majithia (HT File)

A day after key witness Himmat Singh retracted from his statement against the Badal family over their alleged role in securing pardon for the Dera Sacha Sauda chief to the Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) Commission, former Akali minister and Majitha MLA Bikram Singh Majithia on Tuesday sought a CBI inquiry on the role of the commission head and Punjab jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.

On Monday, Himmat, a former granthi of the Akal Takht and brother of former Takht Damdama Sahib jathedar Gurmukh Singh, had also accused Randhawa of pressuring him to sign documents submitted to Justice Ranjit Singh in his office on his name.

Majithia, who was addressing a rally at Khilchian village in the Baba Bakala assembly segment said, Himmat has uncovered the conspiracy hatched against the Badal family in the name of investigating sacrilege incidents.

Terming reports of the commission fabricated, he said this is an act of vitiating peaceful atmosphere of Punjab and disturbing communal harmony. Seeking a legal action against those behind the “conspiracy”, Majitiha said the probe should be done by the sitting judge of the Supreme Court in the sacrilege issue.

“This conspiracy has been hatched by Congress government to defame the Shiromani Akali Dal and to grab the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. Parallel jathedars are also the product of the Congress and are part of this conspiracy. For revealing the truth, Himmat is receiving threats which are shameful,” said Majitiha.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) trade wing leaders Puran Singh Gill and Gurmeet Singh Panesar joined the SAD during the rally also attended by Khadoor Sahib MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and former Akali minister Gulzar Singh Ranike.

First Published: Aug 21, 2018 22:43 IST