Two days after the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notices to the Punjab government on a petition demanding CBI probe into the murder of Youth Congress leader Sukhraj Singh,who was killed in Patti in the run-up to the block samiti polls,the party has alleged that his killers were being shielded by cabinet minister and CM Parkas Singh Badals son-in-law Adesh partap Singh Kairon.
Earlier,hearing a petition alleged that the Punjab Police was shielding the culprits at the behest of some Akali leaders,the high court had on Tuesday gave two months time to Punjab government asking it to respond to the accusations and as to why the probe not be handed over to the CBI. The case will now come up for resumed hearing on July 12.
Meanwhile,addressing a press meet Thursday,Punjab Youth Congress president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary alleged that the killers were being shielded by Badals son in-law,Food and Civil Supplies Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon.
At the ministers behest,the main culprit is roaming free with illegal weapons in Patti till date, Chaudhary said showing pictures of Kairon with the main accused.
He said the Youth Congress will gherao Punjab CM in Chandigarh on June 5 for the failure of the government to arrest and punish the killers of Sukhraj Singh. With the police,the ruling party has unleashed repression and tyranny all over the state in general and particularly in Lambi,Majitha,Bhatinda and Patti,their family domain. Badal while honouring the newly elected Akali and BJP members of panchayat samiti and zila parishads asked them to avoid the ballot and elect panchayats unanimously. He has made the future plan of parna,parcha ya goli clear. The role of DGP Punjab Sumedh Singh Saini is under scanner for his dubious and partisan role since under his command Punjab Police is behaving like militants in khaki, he added..
He was accompanied by deceased Sukhrajs father Daljit Singh,eyewitness of the murder Jasbir Singh and Sukhrajs brother Balraj Singh.