Sukhpal Khaira claims vendetta in molestation case against AAP’s Rupnagar MLA

“An Ajnala farmer ended his life naming Captain Amarinder Singh in his suicide note. Why wasn’t the CM booked then?”

punjab Updated: Jul 31, 2017 17:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Rupnagar
AAP leader,Sukhpal Khaira,Punjab assembly
Khaira said that he had spoken to Punjab DGP Suresh Arora and Rupnagar SSP over the issue. (HT Photo)

Leader of Opposition in the Punjab assembly and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira has termed the registration of case of molestation against party MLA from Rupnagar, Amarjit Singh Sandoa, as an act of vindictiveness.

“The registration of case before investigation is akin to character assassination. If allegations were levelled, the police needed to summon the MLA, verify facts and investigate, before booking the MLA. The case was registered in haste. The police have double standards,” he claimed. Khaira said that he had spoken to Punjab DGP Suresh Arora and Rupnagar SSP over the issue.

“The SSP told me that SIT had been formed to look into the case. I brought the issue to the notice of Captain Amarinder Singh, who told me that he had instructed his chief principal secretary Suresh Kumar to ensure no injustice was done,” Khaira claimed.

Reacting to the statement of SAD spokesman and former Punjab minister Daljit Singh Cheema in which he had demanded the arrest of Sandoa and threatened hold protests over the issue, Khaira said it was nothing but doublespeak. “An Ajnala farmer ended his life naming Captain Amarinder Singh in his suicide note. Why wasn’t the CM booked then?,” he added. He expressed the hope that police would take no further action against Sandoa.

Congress leader Barinder Singh Dhillon, who had unsuccessfully contested the polls against Sandoa, said that the Congress government had no role in getting the case registered against Sandoa.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 14:53 IST