Punjab CM returns file pertaining to money spent on stay of dreaded criminal Mukhtar Ansari

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has returned the file to make payment worth Rs 55 lakh from state exchequer to ensure cozy stay of a dreaded criminal from UP Mukhtar Ansari in Ropar Jail.

The Chief Minister said that this is brazen loot of the public money which cannot be tolerated. He said that for reasons best known to the previous regimes this notorious criminal was kept in Ropar Jail with full comforts. Bhagwant Mann said that apart from ensuring comfortable stay the state government ensured that this hardcore criminal do not face any sort of difficulty within the jail and escapes the legal action against him.

The Chief Minister said that the benevolence of the previous rulers towards this dangerous criminal can be judged from the fact that though 48 warrants were issued against him but the government didn’t bother to produce him. He said that surprisingly the then government spent Rs 55 lakh of tax payers money to safeguard the interests of this criminal lodged in Ropar Jail. Bhagwant Mann said that this atrocious loot of the public money is totally unwarranted and undesirable adding that he has returned the file regarding this matter to the department.

The Chief Minister said that this open plundering of the tax payer’s money cannot be tolerated at any cost. He said that the government is also mulling to recover this money from the Ministers who have taken this sinister decision. Bhagwant Mann said that everyone involved in this heinous crime will be made accountable for their sin.