Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday visited Kot Surat Malhi police station in Batala city of Gurdaspur district and purportedly “warned” police officials against registering “false cases” against Congress workers.
The police, however, said the former chief minister did not issue any warning.
Singh said in a statement, “Let me warn all such police officials that I will use special powers vested on the government under Article 311 to dismiss all of them if they do not mend their ways. I will initiate stringent action against them once the Congress comes to power. I won’t let anyone get away with the persecution of my party workers.”
Singh claimed he had received several complaints from party workers about Kot Surat Malhi SHO Manjit Singh. They alleged he had threatened and asked them to join the Akali Dal, he said. The SHO was not present at the time of Singh’s visit.
“There was no warning. He explained his point. We have assured him that we will probe if any specific allegation is made,” SSP Daljinder Singh Dhillon said.