January 5, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: As per the media reports emanating from Fazilka liquor baron and murder accuse Shiv Lal Doda, who has close ties with the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), was among 25 people booked for holding an unauthorised meeting in the Fazilka sub jail on Wednesday evening.
Acting on a tip off from congress leader Sunil Jakhar that Shiv Lal Doda was holding a ‘durbar’ inside the Fazilka jail, the Election Commission of India swung into action and a raid was conducted by a team, comprising the local administration and police, late on Wednesday.
A sum of Rs 3.48 lakh was also recovered from jail during the raid.
Assistant jail superintendent Jashandeep Singh has been placed under suspension.
“Shiv Doda’s aide Ashok Ahuja and about 20 others were having a discussion inside the jail in gross violation of norms. Seven private vehicles were impounded,” a senior official said on anonymity.
The raid went on till midnight the raiding team consisting Fazilka deputy commissioner Isha Kalia and SSP Narinder Bhargav, remained inside the jail.
“We have booked all accused under Sections 188, 448 and 120-B of the IPC, And we have recommended stern action against assistant jail superintendent Jashandeep Singh,” SSP Kalia was quoted by Hindustan Times.
Shiv Lal Doda is among 25 people booked for the brutal murder of a local Dalit, Bhim Sain Tank, at his farmhouse in Abohar more than a year ago
It is pertinent to note that the family of Bhim Sain has been demanding that Shiv Doda be shifted to high security jails as he was running the show at the Fazilka sub jail with his political clout, money and muscle power.