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Captain defending Tytler and Kamal Nath for political gains: Phoolka

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Harvinder Singh Phoolka on Saturday accused former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh for defending his party colleagues who were allegedly involved in anti-Sikh riots in 1984.

punjab Updated: Nov 22, 2015 08:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Captain Amarinder Singh,Jagdish Tytler,Kamal Nath

Chandigarh: Supreme Court lawyer HS Phoolka on Saturday criticised Congress deputy leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP, Captain Amarinder Singh for defending his party colleagues Jadish Tytler and Kamal Nath of their alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots to grab the Punjab Congress chief post.

Phoolka also rubbished Amarinder’s claims that he was raking up the names of congress leaders only to grab headlines. “Amarinder should prove his claims in two weeks or I will further intensify my protest against him in the days to come”, said Phoolka.

Phoolka alleged that in order to please the Congress high command and his political masters, Amarinder has already given a clean chit to Tytler and Nath.

Phoolka said Amarinder in an interview had termed the allegations against Tytler as politically motivated. He said Amarinder even tried to create an impression as if victims of the anti-Sikh riots were making wrong allegations against Tytler and Kamal Nath with some ulterior motives.

Phoolka said he had regard for Amarinder who resigned in protest after the Operation Bluestar. “But he has already reaped so much after that move. This is the time he should stand by the victims and not try to protect his Congress colleagues for his vested interests” claimed Phoolka.

First Published: Nov 21, 2015 15:33 IST