No clean chit by SIT to Akalis in Behbal Kalan firing case – Capt Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday rejected reports of the SIT giving clean chit to the Akali leadership in the Behbal Kalan firing case, saying a single challan submitted so far in the court was being erroneously interpreted to mean that the Akalis were innocent in the matter.

Talking informally to mediapersons here after accompanying Congress candidate Sher Singh Ghubaya to file his nomination papers from Ferozepur, where he is pitted against SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, Captain Amarinder said the media was twisting select information to mean something that had nowhere been concluded by the SIT.

The SIT had, in fact, made it clear that its investigations were still in progress and it would be filing more challans to supplement the one it had filed so far against a single police officer, the Chief Minister pointed out. “How can a partial investigation and a single challan be taken to mean a clean chit to the Akalis,” he asked.

The Chief Minister reiterated that once the probe into the case was completed, anyone found guilty of involvement, howsoever high and mighty he might have been, would be punished as per law. He, however, clarified once again that he would not indulge in political vendetta to nail the Badals or anyone else in this or any other case.


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