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Punjab Congress MLAs threatens police officials

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday condemned Khadoor Sahab legislator Ramanjit Singh Sikki for threatening station house officers (SHOs) with dire consequences if they did not obey the directives of Congress workers.

In a statement here, former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said Sikki had during a public meeting in Khadoor Sahab yesterday directed the DSP to direct SHOs to ensure no Congress worker returned “disappointed” after visiting a police station.

He said in a direct threat to SHOs Sikki also announced that if this happened he would reach the police station himself and teach a befitting lesson to the concerned officer.

Stating that immediate action should be taken against the Congress legislator under relevant sections of the law for threatening a government official and preventing him from doing his duty in an impartial manner, the former finance minister said while there was a complete mismatch in statements emanating from Chandigarh and the actions of Congress functionaries in the field showing goodaism at its worst.

He said on Thursday Cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot got piqued at his name not being mentioned in the first line of a foundation stone inaugurating an academic block built by philanthropists at Nabha.

He publicly humiliated and bullied the school principal. "Today Sikki is threatening to take away the jobs of police officers if they don’t obey the dictates of Congress workers and register false cases against the Akalis,” Dhindsa said.

He said the high handedness being practiced by Sikki was in line with the Congress policy to strike out at its political opponents by using the police force as a tool for this vendetta exercise.

He said proof of this was seen a few days back with an Akali worker was killed by a five member police party headed by an assistant sub inspector. 

The Lehra Ghagga legislator said the SAD would not keep quiet and tolerate the launch of a well-planned systematic vendetta drive against akali workers. “The SAD will launch a mass movement to stop this vendetta drive in its tracks”, he said.