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 “thoughts his personal enterprise”.
Amarinder Singh additional requested the Delhi chief minister “to not exploit the tragic affair for reviving his defunct Aam Aadmi Get together’s stake within the state”. Mr Kejriwal in his tweet on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the Punjab hooch tragedy, which has claimed 98 lives to this point.
Slamming Mr Kejriwal, the CM in an announcement stated, “So many individuals have died and all you have an interest in is making political meat from the incident. Do not you could have any disgrace.”
Asking the AAP chief to “thoughts his personal enterprise”, the Punjab CM stated his Delhi counterpart ought to think about sustaining regulation and order in his personal state, which was “infamous for the brazen method by which criminals and gangs have been roaming the streets with out worry”.
Trashing Mr Kejriwal’s declare that “not one of the illicit liquor instances from the previous few months have been solved by the native police”, the Punjab CM requested the AAP chief to confirm his details “earlier than taking pictures by his mouth”.
Citing that a bootleg liquor manufacturing unit was busted in Khanna on April 22, the CM stated 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 Might 22 and June 13 this yr, and on July 10, a challan was filed within the court docket, the Punjab chief minister stated.
Expressing full religion within the Punjab police, the CM stated Mr Kejriwal’s demand for a CBI probe was nothing however a “political gimmick”, geared toward “regaining misplaced foothold” for his social gathering, which had “utterly misplaced floor” in Punjab regardless of being the principal opposition social gathering.
The CM stated regardless of the instances of focused killings in Punjab being handed over the CBI, it was finally the Punjab Police that had solved the identical.
Even within the sacrilege instances, the CBI did not ship and it’s the Punjab Police which is unravelling the case, he claimed.
Quite 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 enthusiastic about guaranteeing swift motion in opposition to all these whose greed had price the state round 100 lives, the CM stated within the assertion.
The CM requested Mr Kejriwal to take a look at his details earlier than making “unsubstantiated and wild allegations” in opposition to his authorities, whose observe document in curbing crime of every kind was “exemplary”.
“Why do not you ask your Punjab unit for knowledge and figures first after which touch upon our working,” he instructed the Delhi CM.
Mr Singh additionally suggested his Delhi counterpart to focus on his state’s “horrendous” COVID scenario.
“Quite than worrying about Punjab’s affairs, why do not you deal with the well being and lives of Delhiites,” the CM stated.
Saying that strict motion is being taken in opposition to all these discovered responsible in instances of illicit brewing and smuggling, Amarinder Singh stated within the hooch tragedy, too, 30 folks have already been arrested in three districts.
Furthermore, 13 officers from the police and excise and taxation departments had been suspended for negligence whereas investigations are on to determine their complicity within the case, he stated.
A magisterial inquiry had ordered with the mandate to submit its report inside a month, he additional stated, asking what was the necessity for CBI to take over the case when the native police was dealing with it so successfully.