The AAP on Tuesday held state-wide protests against the arrest of their Delhi MLA Naresh Yadav on Sunday in the alleged Quran desecration incident in Malerkotla. The party targeted revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia and CM Parkash Singh Badal. They pointed out that Majithia was not considered guilty after “drug lord” Jagdish Bhola had named […]
Police found that each passenger had availed of a “drug package” costing Rs 3,500-4,000 per person, including 1 kg of poppy husk, meals, the day’s dose of drugs and a free pick-up and ride back to their destinations.
A non-bailable warrant against Yadav was issued by the trial court in Malerkotla on Saturday, soon after the main accused, Vijay Kumar, reportedly told the court that the Delhi MLA was behind the incident.
Health Minister Punjab said, “Resignation from Rajya Sabha is a personal decision of Navjot Singh Sidhu, and if you ask me if it will have any effect on the party, then I want to make it clear that it will be momentary and will not last long."
A mob of 300-odd people, armed with petrol bombs, crude weapons and iron rods, had torched vehicles outside SAD MLA Farzana Alam's house after she had refused to meet them over the alleged desecration of the Quran.
After “torn” pages of the holy book were found June 24 near Jarg Chowk, some people who had gone to meet the SAD MLA Farzana Alam late in the evening to report about the incident were reportedly turned away.
Leaders alleged that a number of them were rounded up by police while a few others were put under house arrest when they tried to open their office at a space provided by the gurdwara on Talwandi Sabo-Bathinda road.