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Raghav Chadha alleges secret pact between Channi and Majithia over latter's arrest

PUNJAB NEWSLINE | December 08, 2021 09:07 PM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal are partners claimed Aam Aadmi Party leader and Punjab co-in-charge Raghav Chadha, after the High Court slammed the Punjab government on Monday, in Punjab's much-discussed drugs case. He said the two leaders have made a deal to save Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia in the drugs case.

Addressing the media at the party headquarters on Wednesday, Chadha accused Chief Minister Channi of having a secret meeting with Sukhbir Singh Badal at a farm house after the Punjab government was reprimanded by the High Court in the very case. During the meeting, a deal was reached between the two leaders that the Channi government would arrest Bikram Singh Majithia, a senior leader of Akali Dal, by making a very weak case, so that he could get bail from the court the very next day. He said that this information has been given to us by a senior police officer of Punjab Police.

Chadha alleged that Majithia's arrest would be made on such weak grounds that the Akali leader would definitely get bail within 24 hours. He said that Chief Minister Channi would misuse the Punjab Police to file false cases against Majithia then help him to get bail too. Chief Minister Channi will deliberately do a drama of arresting him to deceit the people of Punjab. He said that a few days back, Punjab's Transport Minister Raja Warring did the same drama by seizing Badal's buses with an army of cameras to fool the public. But the very next day, the court ordered the release of all the buses. This time Chief Minister Channi himself is going to do something similar for the Badals and Akali Dal.

Chadda said that Chief Minister Channi and Sukhbir Badal have a long-standing relationship. Many years back Channi, accused in the 'Ludhiana City Center Scam' had gone to meet Sukhbir Singh Badal to save his brother. This has been confirmed by the Akali Dal MLAs themselves in the Punjab Assembly. Questioning the Chief Minister, he said that at which farm house did he meet Sukhbir Badal? What is his deal with Badal? How much money is involved? The Chief Minister should answer all these questions because the public wants to know the truth of the meeting between the two.

It is worth noting that on Monday (December 6, 202) a bench of Justice AG Masih and Justice Sandeep Moudgil of the Punjab and Haryana High Court reprimanded the Punjab government in the well-known drugs case, saying, "We are extremely surprised that the Punjab government has taken no action in the drugs case. STF report is resting in sealed cover for a very long time but instead of taking action, the Punjab government is sleeping soundly on this issue. If there is no restriction to open the report, then why has the Punjab government not taken any action till now?

 
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