No question of transferring SHOs under Akali pressure, says Punjab CM
Says Majithia trying to divert attention from imminent exposure in false cases
Chandigarh, August 10
Ruling out the transfer of any SHO or police officer at the behest of the Akalis, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday described Bikram Majithia’s meeting with the DGP on the issue as a crude attempt to divert attention from imminent exposure of his involvement in the registration of false cases during the Akali regime.
With the maximum complaints of false cases reported from his constituency, Majithia was clearly apprehensive of being exposed once the Ranjit Singh Commission, probing the false cases, comes out with its findings, said the Chief Minister, reacting sharply to reports in a section of the media that the former SAD minister had met the DGP to seek transfer of seven Gurdaspur SHOs.
Dismissing Majithia’s accusation that these SHOs had been posted on the recommendation of Congress MLAs to create terror among Akali workers, the Chief Minister categorically rejected the suggestion of any political interference in police or administrative appointments. Neither has been any posting done under political pressure nor will any transfers be undertaken at the bidding of any politicians, he said, in a statement issued here.
While Majithia was welcome to meet the DGP, there was no question of transferring any SHO merely because he wanted it, said Captain Amarinder. Majithia knows that the maximum number of false cases against people were registered on his orders, under the tyrannical rule of the Akalis, and is trying desperately to save himself from impending action once his involvement is disclosed, said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister reiterated his commitment to ensure justice for the thousands of innocent people implicated in false cases during the SAD-BJP rule, when terror was unleashed against the citizens of Punjab by Majithia and other Akali leaders. Anyone found guilty of involvement in false cases by the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission would be brought to book, he warned.
Captain Amarinder also reiterated his government’s commitment to transparency in governance, saying police and administrative officials had been given a free hand to function in accordance with the law, without pressure of any kind. The Chief Minister directed the DGP to ensure that the police force functions without pressure of any kind.