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After Case Against Punjab’s Bikram Majithia, Navjot Sidhu’s Celebration

Bikram Singh Majithia has been named in an FIR by the Punjab Police.

Chandigarh:

Former Punjab minister and Akali Dal MLA Bikram Singh Majithia has been named in a police case over drug trafficking within the state, officers mentioned as we speak, in a transfer that comes simply forward of elections.

The First Information Report (FIR) is predicated on a report by a Special Task Force appointed to curb drug abuse in Punjab.

The activity power had submitted its report within the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Navjot Sidhu and different leaders of the ruling Congress had been demanding the submitting of a case towards Mr Majithia, a member of the opposition.

A jubilant Mr Sidhu, chief of the Congress’s Punjab unit, tweeted:

Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal lashed out on the authorities. “We knew it very well. The government changed 3 DGPs (Directors General of Police) only to register a case against Badals and Majithia. I am ready to court arrest. They can come and arrest me,” he mentioned.

Recently, a senior officer had refused to register a case towards Mr Majithia and had gone on medical go away.

The Akali Dal chief has denied all allegations towards him and mentioned they’re politically motivated.

He even scored an apology from Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party boss Arvind Kejriwal in 2018 after a defamation swimsuit over related accusations, following the earlier state elections when the drug case was within the highlight final.

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal too has come out strongly in defence of Mr Majithia previously.

Last month, Mr Badal accused Mr Sidhu of resorting to “extra-constitutional” measures by directing the state authorities to register a false case towards Mr Majithia.

Punjab is ready to carry elections early subsequent yr through which the Akali Dal is likely one of the essential opponents of the ruling Congress.

Mr Majithia is a member of the Badal household that ran Punjab for a decade; he’s the brother-in-law of then Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s youthful brother.

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