April 17, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Sangrur: As per media reports, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from New Delhi’s Mehrauli, Naresh Yadav on Monday claimed that the Justice Ranjit Singh inquiry commission ignored Malerkotla incidents. Notably, Naresh Yadav was booked by the Sangrur police in connection with the Malerkotla Quran beadbi incident.
The MLA was here for a hearing in the case. It will come up for next hearing on May 21.
The panel was formed by the Congress government in Punjab to probe incidents of beadbi incidents in Punjab. Earlier the SAD (Badal) government in Punjab had formed a commission headed by Justice Zora Singh to probe these incidents, but the report of that commission was scrapped by Capt. Amarinder Singh led Congress government.
As per media reports, the the AAP MLA said that the commission did not approach him.
Vijay Kumar, the main accused of June 24 burning of Quran in Muslim-dominated Malerkotla, had earlier claimed that he did it at the behest of Yadav whom he claimed to be his friend.
The Mehrauli MLA was arrested for his suspected role in the alleged desecration on June 24, 2017.
In November last year, Vijay Kumar took a U-turn by alleging that police forced him to name Yadav in the case.
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