January 7, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh/ Punjab (January 7, 2014): It is learnt that Punjab state’s Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who was accused of being involved in the drug racket by alleged kingpin Jagadish Singh Bhola, today said he was “open to any impartial probe”.
According to Day and Nigh News (DNN) Bikram Majithia further said that he was even “ready to be hanged” if he had done any wrong, but would not be deterred from his duties by the “blackmailing tactics” of the Congress.
“My conscience is clear; I have done no wrong. My only fault is I have consistently taken the Punjab Congress head on. It is because of this that I am constantly targeted by the state Congress,” Majithia said in a statement.
Attacking the Congress, he said they were siding with criminals and trying to sabotage the “war against drugs”.
Defending Majithia, Shiromani Akali Dal blasted Congress for being “hand in glove” with a criminal who is trying to “turn the focus away from his grievous crimes”.
“It is intriguing that Bajwa should be endorsing the tactics of a known criminal who is trying to turn the focus away from his grievous crimes,” SAD MPs Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Balwinder Singh Bhunder, said in a joint statement. “This is the first instance where a known criminal and a leader of a responsible political party are hand in glove with each other,” they said.
Notably, yesterday (on Jan. 06) former cop Jagdish Bhola who is prime accused in a global drug racket case, had alleged that Bikram Majithia had his hand behind the global drug racket. Jagdish Bhola told media that he had 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 had added.
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.
Badal government is avoiding to order CBI or sitting judge’s probe in this matter.
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