January 6, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Mohali, Punjab (January 06, 2014): According to certain media reports Jagdish Bhola, one of the prime accused facing changes of drugs trafficking, claimed on January 06, 2014 that Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Majithia was involved in the drug racket recently busted by the state police.
“Majithia is the one who is running this racket, he is the mastermind and I have been falsely implicated in the case,” Jagdish Bhola reportedly said, while talking to media-persons in the court complex where he was produced.
Jagdish Bhola was today brought before the court after the expiry of his judicial custody and the court reportedly extended his judicial custody till January 20.
“I named Bikram Majithia during my interrogation by the investigating agencies. Soon thereafter, my interrogation was stopped. Bikram Majithia was informed about the development on the phone,” Jagdish Bhola reportedly told media persons.
Jagdish Bhola, a former deputy superintendent of police (DSP), had on December 20, 2013 claimed that three cabinet ministers were involved in the drug racket and he was willing to name them if the investigation was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Following his claims, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had even dared Jagdish Bhola to name the ministers allegedly involved.
Jagdish Bhola was arrested on November 11, 2013. He has number of cases pending against him, including illegal possession and supply of drugs, illegal possession of weapons and forgery under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, Arms Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC), respectively.
It may be mentioned here that Bikram Majithia is brother in law (wife’s brother) of Punjab’s deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
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