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Jabar Virodhi movement: Sukhbir Badal seeks action against cops ‘implicating’ SAD workers

Says started the movement to boast the morale of party workers.

punjab Updated: Aug 01, 2017 11:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Batala (Fatehgarh Churrian)
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During the visit, Badal met Akali sarpanch Vikramjeet Singh’s family at Bijliwal village.(HT File )

The SAD president and the then deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal held half a dozen meetings with SAD workers in Fatehgarh Churrian assembly constituency, here on Monday.

During the visit, Badal met Akali sarpanch Vikramjeet Singh’s family at Bijliwal village. The sarpanch was reportedly beaten to death by the Congress workers, when he was repairing his boundary wall, three months back. Targeting the state government, Badal said, “Seeing the ongoing atrocities of the Congress leaders on SAD workers, I started the Jabar virodhi lehar to boast the morale of the party workers.”

“I have received scores of complaints from across the state where fake cases have been registered against the SAD workers during the last 4 months of the Congress government,” said Sukhbir. We will file a petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court and seek action against the police officers implicating Akali workers in fake cases at the behest of the ruling party leaders, he said.

Blaming Congress minister and Fatehgarh Churian Congress MLA, Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Badal alleged that under his pressure, the Batala police registered a murder case against Sandeep Singh (17) and Ramandeep Singh (19) just because their parents refused to part with their agriculture land. “Tripat’s henchmen wanted the land but the parents of these youths refused. The MLA then asked police officers to book them in false cases,” said Sukhbir. “The MLA should maintain standards of public morality and refrain from asking officers to book SAD workers. He should stop hitting below the belt,” he said.

Disapproving the allegations levelled by Badal, Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa said, “ I am not aware about both youths and their families.”

“Badal is giving baseless statements to gain cheap publicity. I don’t indulge in blame game and I am averse to playing the vengeance card. Before speaking in public, Sukhbir should verify his facts,” he said.

First Published: Aug 01, 2017 11:53 IST