Chandigarh: Sukhpal Khaira demands White Paper on recent attacks in Punjabhttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chandigarh/chandigarh-sukhpal-khaira-demands-white-paper-on-recent-attacks-in-punjab-5456395/

Chandigarh: Sukhpal Khaira demands White Paper on recent attacks in Punjab

Addressing a press conference here along with rest of the rebel MLAs of his group, Khaira said that it was surprising that all such violent attacks only took place when there were elections round the corner.

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The rebel group of AAP MLAs, Sukhpal Khaira demands White Paper on all recent terror attack. (Express photo by Jasbir Malhi/File )

Former Leader of Opposition and member of the rebel group of AAP MLAs, Sukhpal Khaira, Tuesday said that Pakistan spy agency, the ISI, was not foolish to use a weapon for terror attack with Pakistan markings in the Armitsar attack and demanded that the state government come out with a White Paper on all recent incidents of terror attacks that have taken place.

Addressing a press conference here along with rest of the rebel MLAs of his group, Khaira said that it was surprising that all such violent attacks only took place when there were elections round the corner.

Casting aspersions on the Punjab Police theory that the hand grenade used in the Amritsar attack had Pakistan Ordnance Factory markings, Khaira said: “The ISI has always been acting against the interests of India, but it is not such a foolish agency that it will not remove any markings which connect the grenade to Pakistan. They are not kids who are indulging in cross border terrorism that they will use a weapon and give proof that they have used it.” He added that the very fact that the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, had announced a reward for Rs 50 lakh for any information about the culprits shows that the state police did not have any clue about the attackers.

“Are these incidents not connected to vote bank politics? No one still knows why the Maur blast took place. It is a perfect example of how political parties exploit such inhuman incidents to their advantage politically. Therefore we demand that the Punjab government should issue a White Paper on all incidents like Pathankot attack, Maqsudan attack, Maur bomb blast or the recent Amritsar blast so that it may be known who the enemies of Punjab are,” he said.