Kotakpura firing case : Challan filed against Badals, Ex-DGP Sumedh Saini

AAP says a historic step  and We stand by the promise of justice

Chandigarh-  Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) attacked the opposition parties including Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Congress regarding the challan presented in the Kotakpura shooting case and said that every work done with good intentions and honesty lead to fruitful results. 

In the Kotkapura shooting incident, the Bhagwant Mann government has presented a challan against the Badals and made it clear that those who insult religion and divide Punjab on the basis of religion, will not be spared.

According to AAP Minister, due to the lack of intention of the Akali-BJP and Congress governments, there has been so much delay in justice in the blasphemy and shooting cases. Reacting to this, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann wrote on his Twitter handle, “The faces of the accused and conspirators of the Kotakpura shooting incident have been exposed.. The sentiments of crores of people will be soothed.. We stand by the promise of justice. Minister or any officer, all are equal..Truth will prevail.”

It may be mentioned that the SIT headed by ADGP LK Yadav presented this challan in the Kotakpura firing case, which also includes the names of former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and former DGP Sumedh Saini. According to the SIT challan, former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal helped execute the incidents in these cases. Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal and former DGP Sumedh Saini have been named in the challan under sections 323, 324, 504 of the IPC in the 7000-page charge sheet filed.

In this regard, on Friday, AAP leader and Cabinet Minister Aman Arora, while addressing a press conference from the party office in Chandigarh along with Cabinet Minister Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijhar, said that since a long time every Punjabi and Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji Manwala had been praying for justice for the two youths who were martyred in the October 2015 desecration and the subsequent Kotakpura shooting incident and had been fighting for this justice for the past seven and a half years. During this time, several seats, judicial commissions were formed, investigations were conducted and FIRs were registered, but Parnala remained there.

Targeting the opposition parties, he said that even though it was the Akali-BJP government in whose state these unfortunate incidents took place and even though the Congress came to power promising justice in those days, both the parties played with the sentiments of the Sangat and they The purpose was limited to getting votes, forming a government and looting Punjab. However, the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party government has brought the matter to a logical conclusion in just 11 months.

He said that the party which used to be the party of religion, that party itself committed such a big crime against religion. Bhagwant Mann’s government will bring justice to Punjab and Punjabis. Till date all parties have politicized and gathered votes on the issue of blasphemy. The challan filed against the Badals today is a historic step in this fight for justice.

Aman Arora said that the charge sheet has named everyone from conspirators to shooters and tampering with evidence. According to the SIT, former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and the then Home Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal conspired to use illegal and excessive force to hide the negligence of their government in the 3 incidents of sacrilege at village Burj Jawahar Singh Wala and Bargari Gurdwara Sahib. The mastermind was IG in this charge sheet. Paramraj Singh Umranangal (conspirator), D.I.G. Amar Singh Chahal (conspirator), SSP Sukhmandar Singh Maan (contrition/distortion of facts), SSP Charanjit Singh (contrition), SHO Gurdeep Singh (distortion of facts) are also included.

He further said that AAP had promised the people of Punjab to take the investigation to a conclusion and today we have fulfilled it. The next action will be taken by the honorable court. AAP party and government have full confidence in the judicial system of the country that Nanak Naam Lewa Sangat will get justice. He said that AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal promised that if AAP comes to the power, it will give severe punishment to those who disrespect the Gurus and the promise has been fulfilled today.