After Sidhu, Cong MLA Pargat Singh targets Amarinder govt over Kotkapura case probe

It is political and administrative failure and accountability should be fixed for the lapse: Jalandhar Cantt legislator

After Sidhu, Cong MLA Pargat Singh targets Amarinder govt over Kotkapura case probe

Pargat Singh. File photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 28

After former Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Jalandhar Cantt Congress MLA Pargat Singh has targeted his own government over shoddy investigation in the Kotkapura police firing case.

After attending MLAs’ meeting with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Pargat Singh on Wednesday said it was a political and administrative failure and accountability should be fixed for the lapse. He said he told Amarinder that the latter’s graph as CM had gone down as the government was failing to deliver the promises made in the 2017 elections.

Pargat becomes the second MLA after Navjot Singh Sidhu to target the government over the failure to give justice to families of the victims of Kotkapura police firing cases. Earlier also, Pargat has been critical of the government over failure to deliver.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday condoled the death of former state chief secretary YS Ratra.

The Cabinet placed on its record its appreciation for Ratra’s service and contribution to Punjab, with the Chief Minister remember him as a competent civil servant and a fine gentleman.

Amarinder recalled Ratra, a long-time friend, as a great civil servant. “We were commissioned in the Army together, while he went to Engineering, I went into the Infantry,” he added.

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