In Punjab, Sidhu vs CM Round 2 Begins Over Advocate General

| Updated: 07 November, 2021 7:09 pm IST

CHANDIGARH: A day after Punjab’s advocate-general APS Deol attacked Navjot Singh Sidhu in the ‘drugs matter’ and the ‘sacrilege cases’, the cricketer turned politician on Sunday hit back at him, alleging that the lawyer had appeared before the High Court for main conspirators and accused in the case.

The Punjab Congress chief, Sidhu also accused Deol of working for political gains and procuring bail for the accused. Also Read & Watch: ISI Funding Of Rs 57 Crore For A Conversion Racket? Maulana’s Son Arrested

“Mr. AG-Punjab, Justice is blind but people of Punjab are not. Our Congress party came in power with a promise to give justice in Sacrilege Cases, in which you appeared before the High Court for main conspirators/accused persons and made serious allegations against our government,” Sidhu said in a tweet attaching three pages of the court copy.

Slamming Deol, Sidhu said, “You specifically prayed for the transfer of the investigation to CBI as you were afraid of their false implication in Sacrilege cases on accounts of malafide, malice and ulterior motives on the part of political party in power in the state of Punjab.”

Sidhu’s remarks come a day after Deol on Saturday issued a statement saying that the state Congress chief is ‘obstructing the functioning of the government’ and his remarks are derailing government’s efforts to ensure justice in the ‘drugs matter’ and the ‘sacrilege cases’.

Deol had broken his silence after Sidhu attacked him saying that he prayed that those involved in the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in 2015 be given exemplary punishment — one that would serve as “a deterrent for generations to come”.

Deol accused Sidhu of spreading misinformation to gain political advantage over his political colleagues.

However, in a series of tweets, Sidhu responded by saying that the advocate-general is representing the same government of same political party, while he is fighting for justice in Sacrilege cases. Sidhu also accused Deol of procuring blanket bails for the accused. Also Read & Watch: ISI Funding Of Rs 57 Cr For A Conversion Racket in UP? Maulana’s Son Arrested

Appointment of Deol as ASG has become point of contention between Sidhu and the Charanjit Singh Channi government in Punjab. He has been pressing for Deol’s removal citing that the senior criminal lawyer had defended ex-DGP Sumedh Saini in cases related to police firing in Bargari sacrilege.

He earlier said that he would assume charge as Punjab Congress chief the day the new advocate general and a panel for the appointment of the new director general of police is appointed.

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