Ruling Congress dissident and former Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is continuing to expose the role played by the Badal family in the episode of Guru Granth Sahib’s sacrilege committed by anti-Sikh forces including a Sirsa based notorious Dera at Bargari and other places in Punjab in 2015.
He has asked four important questions to Badals on this issue on his Twitter handle, which are mentioned below:
- Why no proper inquiry by Badal Govt into the theft of “Bir of Guru Granth Sahib Ji” at Village Burj Jawahar Singh Wala on June 1, 2015, which led to Sacrilege, followed by protests and firing in October 2015?
- 2. What were the actions taken against officers who falsely implicated two brothers, Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh, for sacrilege?
- 3. Why No action taken by Badal Govt during two years in sacrilege cases before 2017 Elections, despite Justice (Retd.) Zora Singh Commission Inquiry Report and SIT led by Ranbir Singh Khatra pointing needle of suspicion to Dera Sacha Sauda men?
- 4. Why No action against fabrication of evidence in Behbal Kalan firing incident? How escort gypsy of SSP Charanjit Sharma was taken to workshop of Pankaj Bansal & with a gun of Sohail Brar bullet marks planted on jeep – to show police fired in self-defence? Who ordered this?
Notably, Sidhu has been criticizing Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for not taking action against Badals for their role in this episode. They were at the helm of the state government in Punjab when Police shot dead two Sikh protesters at Behbal Kalan village of Faridkot. These protesters were part of the peaceful protest being spearheaded by the Sikh leaders to seek justice in this case and want exemplary punishment for the culprits.
Sukhbir Badal and his father Parkash Badal, who were deputy chief minister and Chief minister of Punjab, respectively, have failed to answer all these questions, which have sent them into a quandary.
The cricketer-turned-politician demanded fast-track court for day to day trial to ensure justice in the case of Beadbi and the Police firing that killed two Sikhs peacefully demonstrating to seek justice in the case.
Taking a dig at the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president over his statement against the probe of post-sacrilege Police firing cases, Sidhu had said it was political interference that delayed the justice by six years.