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Jaitley trying to save Badal & kin in drugs racket, : Capt Amarinder

Promises reinvestigation of case, jail for guilty, after coming to power



5 Dariya News

Amargarh , 30 Jan 2017

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has flayed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely for trying to protect Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his kin in the multi-crore drugs racket by ensuring a clean chit to the key accused from the Enforcement Directorate, and has promised an independent investigation in the case after coming to power.The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which works directly under the union finance ministry, has allowed Jagdish Singh Bhola, Bittu Aulakh and Sukjinder Singh Sukha to go scot-free in the case, which had international ramifications, at the behest of Jaitley, Captain Amarinder said at a rally here on Monday, alleging a massive cover-up by the finance minister to save the skins of the Badals and their kin, Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.“Even as he has launched a witch-hunt against me and my family, Jaitley is leaving no stone unturned to protect the Akali leaders,” said Captain Amarinder, adding that Jaitley’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an ally of the Akalis in Punjab, was trying to help the Badals and Majithia wriggle out of the grave charges of running a drug mafia with an eye on the Assembly polls.
Pointing out that it was these three accused who had implicated Majithia in the drugs racket, Captain Amarinder said by letting them off the hook, the ED had effectively cleared Majithia’s name.Jaitley’s hand can clearly be seen in the whole business, said the PPCC president, adding that, once elected to power, his government would reopen the entire case and get it investigated afresh by an independent agency.Captain Amarinder, who has already vowed to wipe the drug menace out of Punjab within four weeks of assuming power, said all those found guilty of complicity in drug trading and mafia would be thrown into jail, with their properties being confiscated within a month of the formation of the Congress government.


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