Punjab

Capt Amarinder slams Akalis for obstructing Bargari probe

IANS | August 20, 2019 06:00 PM

MOHALI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday lambasted the Akalis for their perverse and desperate attempts to obstruct the investigations into the Bargari sacrilege case, and said his government had already moved the court against the CBI closure report to enable the state to pursue the probe to its logical conclusion.

In an informal chat with mediapersons here, the Chief Minister said the then SAD-BJP government had deliberately handed over the sensitive case to the CBI in the first place and the agency had played to the tune of its masters by closing the matter without completing the probe.

In response to a question, Captain Amarinder also lashed out at SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal for trying to manipulate the facts about Rajiv Gandhi in the context of the 1984 riots. Sukhbir himself was in the US at the time and had no clue what was happening in India at the time, he said, adding that Badal Junior was in the habit of blabbering without any substance.

Asked to comment on the current state of the Indo-Pak relations, the Chief Minister hoped that Pakistan would honour its commitment and would complete the Kartarpur Corridor as planned.

To a query about the damage caused in the state by the floods caused by the unprecedented rains, the Chief Minister said it was estimated to be around Rs 1700 crores. The state administration was fully geared to meet any eventuality and would safeguard the lives of the people at all costs, he asserted.

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