Police and Singhs confront Blasphemy accused

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday blamed the Akalis for “scuttling” the probe into three incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib and accused them of pressurising the CBI to file closure report in the investigations.

During the Zero Hour on the third day of the Monsoon Session of the Punjab Assembly, he held the Akalis responsible for their “failure” to bring the culprits to book. Despite the Akalis’ efforts to “obstruct justice”, his government would take the case to its logical conclusion and ensure justice for the victims, Singh told the Assembly.

He was responding to AAP legislator Aman Arora who had asked the state government to come clean on the closure report of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Singh asked the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which was in power in 2015, why it handed over the probe into the sacrilege incidents to the CBI when it had the state police for investigation.

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