Ropar – Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has refused to order a CBI probe into the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale.
Interacting with the media, the CM said the state police was competent enough to handle such cases. Replying to another query, he claimed that there was no law and order problem in the state.
“One should watch news channels before commenting on the crime scenario in Punjab,” he added.
He termed controversial issues such as parallel “Jathedars” and conflict between Damdami Taksal and Dhadrianwale as minor issues. On state’s preparedness for the Operation Bluestar anniversary, Badal said paramilitary forces along with Punjab armed police and commandos had been deployed in Amritsar to tackle any untoward incident.Replying to another query, the CM said there was no plan to advance the Assembly elections.
Why not, asks Capt
Supporting the demand of Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale for a CBI probe into the attack on him on May 17 in Ludhiana, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal why he was afraid of it.
Criticising Badal for rejecting the demand for a CBI probe as sought by Dhadrianwale himself, the PPCC president said two weeks had elapsed since the incident took place, still the police are not able to trace the culprits when they already have the clues after tracing the vehicles used in the attack.
Sikh bodies Demand CBI probe
To demand the CBI probe into May 17 attack, the Sikh preachers and members of different Sikh organisations today handed over a memorandum to the Bathinda Deputy Commissioner at the District Administrative Complex.
The members of the Sikh bodies handed over the MOU under the leadership of Bhai Panthpreet Singh. Bhai Panthpreet Singh claimed that the police instead of taking action against the accused are helping them as the police do not want to arrest them. Sikh Parcharak Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale had earlier demanded the CBI probe in the attack on him.