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Bikram Majithia says truth won despite clear cut conspiracy to implicate him in a false case

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | January 11, 2022 06:45 PM

CHANDIGARH: Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia today while thanking the almighty and lakhs of Punjabis who prayed for his well being besides the judicial system and politicians across political lines including Congress ministers who believed he had been wronged, said “it is now crystal clear that I was targeted as part of a vendetta exercise by the Congress government and its top leadership”.

Mr Bikram Majithia was addressing the media with regard to the grant of interim bail and stay on his arrest by the Punjab and Haryana high court yesterday.

The former minister, who also thanked his lawyers as well as the people of Majithia constituency and those from the Majha region besides SAD and YAD party workers, said “truth has won despite a clear cut conspiracy by the Congress government to use threats and allurements to implicate me in a false case”. He also thanked a State police chief, senior superintendent of police and several other police officers who refused to accede to the unlawful demands of chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi and chose to leave their posts rather than obey the illegal orders of the government. He also expressed his gratitude to senior ministers of the Congress government as well as senior leaders of BJP and AAP who had reached out to him and even visited his residence to state that he had been wronged.

Asserting that Punjabis had also suffered due to the Congress government’s decision to focus on vendetta politics during the last three months, Mr Majithia said “never before in the history of the State have three DGPs and four Directors of the Bureau of Investigation (BOI) been changed in such a short period”. He said the chief minister and home minister Sukhjinder Randhawa held meetings on a daily basis to frame him in a false case. “The government even ran away from the PIL being heard on the issue of drug menace in the region to file a false case against me which was done on the orders of DGP S Chattopadhyay who was brought in especially for this purpose”.

The senior Akali leader said the complete politicization of the police force had even witnessed the same DGP – Chattopadhyay giving the clearance to compromise the safety of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to Ferozepur. He said this was a well planned conspiracy which was hatched at the chief minister’s residence with the CM himself and the home minister being the prime conspirators. “The DGP, who was given the top post in the State for a twenty day period despite not being eligible for the same, has immensely damaged Punjab by his irresponsible acts”. Mr Majithia also castigated the chief minister for trying to downplay the issue of security breach and even refusing to own responsibility for the same, saying “earlier also we have witnessed how the persons who had come to garland former PM Rajiv Gandhi assassinated him”.

Mr Majithia also made it clear that he has always submitted to the honorable courts and the judicial process and would continue to do so. “I am a firm believer in the majesty of the law and have maintained this position since the last nine years when these false allegations were first made against me. Truth always wins and I am confident justice will be done in this case also”.

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