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Former Punjab minister and Akali leader Bikram Majithia booked in drugs case

Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal called the arrest 'political vendetta'. Meanwhile, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu said 'first step has been taken' against a corrupt system.

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Chandigarh: Former Punjab minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia has been booked in a drug racket case, provoking the accusation of political vendetta from his party.

The FIR has registered Majithia under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at Mohali on Monday.

The SAD dubbed the move as political vendetta.

Talking to reporters in Muktsar, SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal said, “We already knew it.”

He said the Congress government changed three state police chiefs to book and arrest the Badals and Majithia.

Take me wherever you want to, I am ready. Any government which indulges in this vendetta has to face the consequences, Badal, the five-time Punjab chief minister, said.

He said the job of the government is to serve people and not indulge in political vendetta.

A few days ago, the SAD had expressed apprehension that Majithia would be implicated in a false case.

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted, After 5.5 years of fight against Corrupt System run by Badal Family & Captain and delay of 4 years without action taken on ED & STF Report against Majithia. Finally now, after pushing for credible officers in positions of power and influence first step has been taken!!

An FIR has been registered in the Punjab Police Crime Branch against the main culprits of Drug Trade on basis of the February 2018 STF report, wherein I demanded this 4 years ago – It is a slap on the face of all those powerful who slept for years on issues at the heart of Punjab’s soul, Sidhu said in a series of tweets.

He said the fight against the drug mafia will continue.

Justice will not be served until the main culprits behind Drug Mafia are given exemplary punishment, this is merely the first step, Will fight till punishment is given which acts as a deterrent for generations. We must choose honest & righteous & shun drug traffickers & their protectors.

Anti-drugs Special Task Force (STF) chief Harpreet Singh Sidhu had submitted a report in a drug racket case in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2018.


Also read: Behind the ‘meek surrender’: Months-long negotiations between Kejriwal & Majithia


 

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