Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu hit out at former CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal over alleged links to Majithia (Video screengrab)  |  Photo Credit: ANI
Chandigarh: A day after he was booked by the Punjab Police under the anti-drug trafficking NDPS Act, the Home Ministry on Wednesday issued a lookout circular against former Punjab minister and senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia. The circular which prevents a person from leaving the country was issued at the request of the state police. The lookout circular will remain in effect “until and unless a deletion request is received by Bureau of Immigration from the originator itself”.
Meanwhile, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took to Twitter hitting out at former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. Over the last few days, he has repeatedly called urged the Charanjit Singh Channi government to take action against Majithia.
“High Court gave STF report to you on 1 Feb 2018 with direction to proceed as per law. Today you are defending Majithia, teaming with Badals and openly fooling people of Punjab by saying that report is only with HC in sealed cover hence action cant be taken on it,” he alleged, tagging Singh. The Punjab Lok Congress chief had said earlier this week that a wrong case has been filed against the SAD general secretary.
In a follow-up tweet, he said that this fight was “not personal”, insisting that he had always raised his voice and taken decisions in Punjab’s interests. “Fight is against the Mafias of Akalis, their business manager of last five years, Captain Amarinder Singh and against AG-DGs, who from 5 yrs were working at their behest,” he added.
Sidhu also took on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, sharing a 2018 letter where the AAP chief had apologised for levelling allegations against Majithia.
The SAD politician had been booked on Monday based on a 2018 status report of probe into a drug racket. The report had been filed by anti-drug special task force chief Harpreet Singh Sidhu with the Punjab and Haryana High Court that year. With the developments coming mere months before the state Assembly elections, the Akali Dal has accused the Congress-led government of political vendetta. Majithia incidentally is the brother-in-law of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and brother of former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.