Resort sealed after Congress bash in Bathinda

Name of the Congress leader who organised the party has not been included in the FIR

Resort sealed after Congress bash in Bathinda

Cops seal the resort in Bathinda.

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, April 25

Facing flak, the police today arrested the owner of a resort for allowing Congress leaders hold a party in violation of the Covid norms on Friday night. The owner of Three Palms Resort, Rajiv Kumar, was later released on bail.

The police earlier sealed the resort and booked the owner and some unknown persons. However, this action has raised more questions as the name of the Congress leader who organised the party has not been included in the FIR.

Several Congress leaders, including councillors, had confirmed they had attended the party organised by Mayor Raman Goyal’s husband Sandeep Goyal at the resort on Friday. Photos of the event had gone viral on the social media.

Even photos of Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s brother-in-law Jaijeet Singh Johal and son Arjun Badal attending the event were being circulated on the social media. The FM’s office refused to comment on the issue.

SSP Bhupinder Jeet Singh Virk said: “Another function was going on at the resort on Friday night. We are probing the matter. We have sealed the palace and registered a case against the owner and unidentified persons.”

A few days ago, the police had booked the parents of a bride and groom for holding a ring ceremony with more than 20 guests at Civil Lines Club here. Questions are now being raised on the police booking only the resort owner and not acting against the host, a Congress leader.

A case had been registered against Rajiv Kumar at Thermal police station.

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