The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Ludhiana H S Phoolka on Wednesday condemned the acquittal of those allegedly involved in the Sarabha Nagar shootout case. He said that it was highly unfortunate that inspite of sufficient evidence such as CCTV footage proving the involvement of the accused in a shootout in Sarabha Nagar market in broad daylight, they have been acquitted by the court.
“Initially, the police was not even ready to register a case against those involved in the shootout. After immense public pressure, the complaint was registered but police did not investigate the matter properly. And now even the court seems to have overlooked the available evidence and acquitted the accused. Thus, there seems to be connivance between the investigation agency and the court with respect to shielding the accused,” he said.
He added, “ It is a matter of great public importance where the people involved in terrorizing the society should not go unpunished.” Phoolka said that he will now represent the case to the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court thereby demanding an enquiry by the Sessions Judge into the whole episode as well as the role of police and to also enquire if there were any lapses on part of the court.