Khaira slams Majithia for remarks against ED
Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Wednesday slammed revenue minister Bikram Majithia for his remarks against the Enforcement Directorate (ED).punjab Updated: Feb 26, 2014 20:10 IST
Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Wednesday slammed revenue minister Bikram Majithia for his remarks against the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Khaira alleged that despite there being enough evidence against Majithia, the state government had failed to initiate a probe into his role in the drug racket.
Bikram Majithia on Tuesday had alleged that the central agency had been playing into the hands of the Congress.
Addressing reporters here, Sukhpal Singh Khaira said, "It is an outrageous statement. The ED is probing economic offences against many ministers and sitting MPs across party lines. The Shiromani Akali Dal leaders are in the habit of pointing fingers at the Congress for every act that nails their leaders."
Releasing copies of the statement given by drug kingpin Jagdish Singh alias Bhola before the ED, Khaira alleged that Bhola had revealed the names of Majithia, Damanjeet Singh, Parminder Singh alias Pinki and Satta.
"The entire state machinery and Majithia say that no weightage should be given to the statement by a criminal. In every case, the lead to the police is provided by the criminals during investigations, then why in this case the police are reluctant to act," he added.
"They left no stone unturned to give the clean chit to Majithia immediately without even probing the allegations. The chief minister should have ordered a probe into the allegations," he said.
Khaira also hailed the protest by youths belonging to Naujawan Bharat Sabha at Talwandi Choudhariyan village on Tuesday, saying, "People have started coming on to roads against drug smugglers. The youths have shown that they are concerned with the interests of the state."
He said the Kapurthala police were implicating the youths in a false case and they would ensure all legal help to them.
First Published: Feb 26, 2014 15:09 IST