Former Punjab IG Kunwar Vijay Partap joins AAP, claims those guilty of Kotkapura police firing dictating terms to govt

Joins party in the presence of Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann

GS Paul 

Tribune News Service 

Amritsar, June 21 

Former Punjab Police Inspector General Kunwar Vijay Partap on Monday joined the AAP in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and party state head Bhagwant Mann in Amritsar.

Also read: AAP’s Punjab CM face to be from Sikh community, says Kejriwal

AAP's Punjab affairs incharge Raghav Chadda was also present on the occasion.

After joining the AAP, Partap said till justice is done in sacrilege and firing incidents, the prevailing state of affairs for the common man is "meaningless".

Citing the 2015 sacrilege and Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan police firing probe, he reiterated that "conclusion was given without taking into consideration the outcome of the report that was filed in the Faridkot court...Those guilty are dictating terms to the government".

"Now we are going to start a revolution from land of the holy city. People's power must go to the people....we are here to establish a new political sphere....where we will be instrumental in bringing reforms...If no justice is there ...it's the sign of failure in the system," he said. 

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had initially refused to accept Partap's resignation letter after he had sought premature retirement from service.

The Chief Minister had said the officer was highly competent and efficient, and his services were needed in the border state, especially at a time when Punjab was faced with various internal and external security threats.  

However, Partap remained firm on the resignation, saying he felt he "did my part ......No regrets....." and "I request everybody not to glamourise or politicise the issue...." in a Facebook post.

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