A month after the case, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday blamed the Congress and the police in Father Anthony Madassery’s Rs 6.65 crore misappropriation and said that the two were hand-in-gloves with each other. The SAD leader while responding to a query on no headway in Father Anthony’s case said that the state government, Congress leaders and the Punjab Police were involved.
“Congress government and the Punjab Police were working in connivance with each other”, he said, hinting at the reason that why the missing Rs 6.65 crore cash could not be recovered even after a month. The Khanna police had conducted a raid at Father Anthony’s house in Jalandhar on March 29, after which it came to the light that the total cash was Rs 16.65 crore and only 9.65 crore was shown as recovered money by Khanna police, leading to the controversy of missing Rs 6.65 crore.
Notably, the two main accused in Father Anthony’s case- Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASIs) Rajpreet Singh and Joginder Singh, who allegedly fled with the missing cash was still at large. An SIT was probing the case following which two persons namely a civilian Surinder Singh and another ASI Dilbagh Singh were arrested. Sukhbir Badal shared these thoughts on the sidelines of a rally held at Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala, where he was accompanied by SAD candidate from Khadoor Sahib Bibi Jagir Kaur and other senior party leaders.
He said that the SAD has got a shot in the arm, as AAP leader Sajjan Singh Cheema joined SAD along with his supporters. “Sajjan Singh Cheema had gained around 25,000 votes in the 2017 assembly polls. It is a big boost to the party in the parliamentary elections”, he added. Sukhbir Badal also took a dig at Sukhpal Singh Khehra’s PEP, the Taksalis and said that they stood fully exposed as the B, C and D teams of the congress. He said that Capt Amarinder promised moon to the people and today he has gone back on every promise. “We will restart all the pro-people schemes, once our government comes back to power again”, he added.
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