Chandigarh, Jul 10 (PTI) Opposition SAD today demanded the scrapping of a one man commission probing incidents of sacrilege alleging that it could not be expected to come up with a fair verdict after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held former CM Parkash Singh Badal responsible for police firing in Faridkot during anti-sacrilege protests in 2015.
The commission has “lost its credibility” after the CM’s utterances and “it cannot be expected to come out with a fair verdict”, said senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa in a statement here.
He demanded that the commission “should be wound up immediately”.
On July 8, chief minister Amarinder Singh had alleged that his predecessor Badal was behind the “unwarranted” police firing in Faridkot during anti-sacrilege protests in 2015 in which two persons were killed.
The Punjab government had set up a new commission of inquiry headed by Justice (retd) Ranjit Singh to investigate incidents of sacrilege.
Dhindsa claimed that in the given circumstances, any finding of the commission would have no meaning.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.