Former Congress MLA Sukhpal Khaira Monday accused Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Punjab Director General of Police of withdrawing all four security personnel posted for his protection under the garb of streamlining security.
This conspiracy against me has been hatched as I have been a vocal critic of the CM,Deputy CM and DGP. During my course of politicking,I may have annoyed many forntmen and goons sponsored by the ruling elite including Bikram Majithia that include my protest outside the Oberoi Trident hotel of Sukhbir Badal at Gurgaon. I tried to block the luxury buses of the Deputy CM at Jalandhar to focus on hijack of transport trade by the Badal family,where I was arrested, Khaira said in a letter to the ADGP.
Khaira alleged that his political rival Bibi Jagir Kaur,now convicted,instigated a mob against him at her village holding him responsible for her conviction. Fearing for my life,I met the Governor of Punjab in April,2012 and gave a representation for further strengthening of my security. IGP Jalandhar assessed the threat on May,2012 and four security personnel were assigned to me. I want to question the government as to what ground reality on threat perception has changed in merely nine months,that calls for withdrawal of my security?
Claiming that the security reviews is only a farce to target political opponents,he said criminals like Bibi Jagir Kaur have 25 security personnel,her son-in-law has two policemen,Sucha Singh Langah,Nirmal Singh Kahlon,Sewa Singh Sekhwan and Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and ex- MLAs like me,have more that 50 policemen each with two Gypsy escort and pilot vehicles. The government will be directly responsible for any harm to my life or that to any member of my family, he added.