AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal today alleged that the Punjab Government had suppressed the findings of the probe by the Zora Singh Commission into the Bargari sacrilege and Behbal Kalan police firing. He blamed Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal for orchestrating both incidents.
He alleged, “Sukhbir is a hardened criminal and could do anything to destabilise the state.”
AAP leader HS Phoolka said the commission had indicted the Punjab Government for improper handling of the case. Phoolka said they had got a copy of the report from a reliable source last night. He said it highlighted gross negligence on part of the police in handling the incident.
“On whether the police fired in self defence, the commission states the answer to this was found in the negative in view of the evidence. When both victims Gurjit Singh and Krishan Bhagwan Singh were in sitting position what impelled the police to fire at them and that too from a close range is beyond comprehension, more so when the victims were unarmed,” said Phoolka, while reading out the “report”.
“Para 31 reads that there is a perception among people that the sacrilege incident took place at the instance of powerful people,” said Phoolka. Asked to prove the veracity of the report, Phoolka said he challenged Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal to make the report public to lay bare the truth