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Congress seeks probe in drug racket: Jakhar

The Congress on Thursday accused the Punjab government of “pressurising” officers probing the multi-crore synthetic drug racket case in the state.

“We want fair investigation in the drug case...they are trying to influence the officers involved in the
probe by putting pressure on them...Enforcement Directorate officers are put under pressure by the government,” leader of opposition in Punjab assembly Sunil Jakhar said.

Questioning the “clean chit” given to Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the case by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while replying to Governor’s address on Tuesday, Jakhar said, “Who is Badal to give clean chit? This can be done by the court.”  Referring to former minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur who stepped down after his son’s name cropped up in the case, Jakhar said, “It shows double standards of Badal as he sought resignation from Phillaur, but gave a clean chit to Majithia.”

He asked why Phillaur had to step down when his son’s name cropped up in the case. Majithia is brother-in-law of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and brother of union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Accepting speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal’s decision not to allow privilege motion recently moved by Jakhar on drugs and Majithia's role into it, the leader of opposition alleged "Majithia had links with drug lords."
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