On the basis of the investigation by a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by DIG Ranbir Singh Khatra, three dera followers were named as accused in the case. Police have not been able to arrest any of the three.
In 2016, the employees were sitting on dharnas ahead of the 2017 Vidhan Sabha polls in Punjab as the then ruling SAD-BJP government had proposed to close the plant. Post elections, four units of Bathinda thermal and two units of Ropar were shut down.
Sharing details about the arrest, Davinder Singh DSP City, said, "The family resides in Mehna Chowk and the couple was not in a cordial relationship. They also own a small readymade clothes shop in their ancestral house nearby, which is lying locked.
Politically speaking,Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his predecessor and state Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh might be poles apart,but addicts,in their respective hinterlands of Bathinda and Patiala,appear unanimous in chronic consumption of drugs every day.