Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday hit again at Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for the demand of a CBI probe into the state’s hooch tragedy, saying the AAP chief ought to “mind his own business”.
Amarinder Singh additional requested the Delhi chief minister “not to exploit the tragic affair for reviving his defunct Aam Aadmi Party’s stake in the state”. Mr Kejriwal in his tweet on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the Punjab hooch tragedy, which has claimed 98 lives thus far.
Slamming Mr Kejriwal, the CM in a press release mentioned, “So many people have died and all you are interested in is making political meat from the incident. Don’t you have any shame.”
Asking the AAP chief to “mind his own business”, the Punjab CM mentioned his Delhi counterpart ought to think about sustaining regulation and order in his personal state, which was “notorious for the brazen manner in which criminals and gangs were roaming the streets without fear”.
Trashing Mr Kejriwal’s declare that “none of the illicit liquor cases from the last few months have been solved by the local police”, the Punjab CM requested the AAP chief to confirm his information “before shooting through his mouth”.
Citing that a bootleg liquor manufacturing facility was busted in Khanna on April 22, the CM mentioned eight accused have been arrested and a manhunt was launched for seven others.
In one other case, two kingpins behind a bootleg liquor distillery working in Patiala district have been arrested on May 22 and June 13 this yr, and on July 10, a challan was filed within the court docket, the Punjab chief minister mentioned.
Expressing full religion within the Punjab police, the CM mentioned Mr Kejriwal’s demand for a CBI probe was nothing however a “political gimmick”, aimed toward “regaining lost foothold” for his social gathering, which had “completely lost ground” in Punjab regardless of being the principal opposition social gathering.
The CM mentioned regardless of the instances of focused killings in Punjab being handed over the CBI, it was ultimately the Punjab Police that had solved the identical.
Even within the sacrilege instances, the CBI didn’t ship and it’s the Punjab Police which is unravelling the case, he claimed.
Rather than delaying the investigation and permit the path to go chilly even within the current spurious liquor case by handing over the probe to CBI, he was extra involved in making certain swift motion in opposition to all these whose greed had price the state round 100 lives, the CM mentioned within the assertion.
The CM requested Mr Kejriwal to take a look at his information earlier than making “unsubstantiated and wild allegations” in opposition to his authorities, whose observe document in curbing crime of every kind was “exemplary”.
“Why don’t you ask your Punjab unit for data and figures first and then comment on our working,” he informed the Delhi CM.
Mr Singh additionally suggested his Delhi counterpart to focus on his state’s “horrendous” COVID state of affairs.
“Rather than worrying about Punjab’s affairs, why don’t you take care of the health and lives of Delhiites,” the CM mentioned.
Saying that strict motion is being taken in opposition to all these discovered responsible in instances of illicit brewing and smuggling, Amarinder Singh mentioned within the hooch tragedy, too, 30 folks have already been arrested in three districts.
Moreover, 13 officers from the police and excise and taxation departments had been suspended for negligence whereas investigations are on to establish their complicity within the case, he mentioned.
A magisterial inquiry had ordered with the mandate to submit its report inside a month, he additional mentioned, asking what was the necessity for CBI to take over the case when the native police was dealing with it so successfully.