Chandigarh, June 17
PCC chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring today condemned the “arbitrary” arrest of former Congress MLA Joginder Pal, saying it was a “clear case of political vendetta”.
Warring said an Aam Aadmi Party leader was facing an FIR in a similar case, but he had not been arrested. Moreover, Pal’s name was added as an afterthought just to arrest him.
He also asked the police not to succumb to the AAP pressure and falsely implicate people. “Please do your duty responsibly and ensure no innocent is harassed as you will be answerable as well,” he cautioned the police.
The PCC president told Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann he could not camouflage political vendetta as war against corruption. If that was the case, the police should have arrested the AAP leader against whom an FIR had been registered over a month before a “false” FIR was registered against the Congress leader.
Warring said the AAP government was frustrated over its failures and was staring at a defeat in the Sangrur bypoll. In order to deflect public attention, it has resorted to targeting Congress leaders, he said.
He said none of the cases would stand legal scrutiny. “You may try to harass us by misusing the police, but the ultimate justice is delivered by courts and we have full faith in judicial system”, he said.
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