Order sacrilege probe by SC judge: Sukhbir to govt
Chandigarh: Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal today dared the Punjab government to ask a sitting judge of the Supreme Court to probe all sacrilege cases in Punjab.Addressing a press conference here, Sukhbir said similarly a sitting judge of the apex court should also inquire into all alleged false cases during the tenure of the SAD-BJP as well as during the last 10 months of the Congress government.He alleged: “Known Congressman Justice Mehtab Singh Gill (retd) is heading the commission presently.” He said the party’s core committee would take a decision on the next course of action on the issue of “fraud” played on the farming community by the Congress government on January 12. “We will also meet the Punjab Governor on the same day and demand dismissal of the state government for betraying the farmers,” he said.“The Congress had promised a complete waiver encompassing all loans, be it from nationalised, cooperative banks or private money lenders,” he claimed.Drawing parallels, he said the SAD-BJP government had given a relief of Rs 65,000 crore over 15 years by introducing free power for agriculture tubewells. “This amounted to a relief of up to Rs 1 lakh for each farmer annually. We also increased the per acre compensation from Rs 2,000 to Rs 8,000. We also gave interest-free working capital limit of Rs 1 lakh to farmers,” he claimed.