Punjab

Punjab Congress leaders who protesting inside CM Mann’s residence, takes into custody

Punjab Tribune Bureau | June 09, 2022 02:41 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Warring along with party leaders staged a sit-in at Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann's residence on Thursday to protest against the arrest of former Congress minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot and possible action against Sangat Singh Gilzian, in a corruption case.

Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, leader of opposition Partap Singh Bajwa, former deputy CMs OP Soni and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa were among the Congress leaders taken into custody by Chandigarh Police after they started an impromptu dharna at chief minister Bhagwant Mann’s residence when he refused to meet them on Thursday afternoon.

 

Congress leaders had reached Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann at his residence. Punjab's Leader of Opposition Bajwa and State Congress President Warring said Chief Minister Mann himself had invited them for the meeting.

The officers took him inside to meet the CM, but the CM could not be met yet. Angered by this, Congress leaders have sat on a dharna inside the CM residence. This has stirred the administration. Police have taken Congress leaders into custody.

 

Additional police forces had to be called in to remove them. All the leaders have been taken into police custody and taken to Chandigarh Sector 3 police station. Congress leaders claimed that the Chief Minister refused to meet them despite giving them 10 am.

 

 

Punjab Congress legislators, including Congress MLA Pratap Bajwa and PPCC president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, alleged that they were insulted in the name of searching the chief minister's residence and were asked to wait for half an hour. After some time it was told that the CM would not meet him.

However, there is an allegation against Sadhu Singh Dharamsot of taking bribe in the felling of trees of the Forest Department. He is accused of taking bribe of crores of rupees. Meanwhile, investigation is going on against former minister Sangat Singh Gilzian. Congress is upset with the move and says it is politically motivated. Earlier, Dharamsot's name had cropped up in the much talked about post matric scholarship scam. While in the opposition in this scam of Rs 63.91 crore, all the opposition parties including the Aam Aadmi Party had demonstrated state-wise for the arrest of Sadhu Singh Dharamsot.

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