AAP demands SC-monitored CBI probe in Maur bomb blast case

Chandigarh, Nov 15 (UNI) The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded to probe the alleged involvement of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal in the Maur bomb blast case.

Addressing the media here, AAP MLA Aman Arora alleged that the involvement of Akali-Congress-BJP and Central agencies was under the scanner in the case, as all were working collectively against the AAP and to defame Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and grab power in the state. 

Demanding a time-bound inquiry under the guidance of the Supreme Court, Mr Arora said Mr Badal and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh levelled allegations against the AAP in a similar tone, even without having any proof. 

The same Sukhbir Badal is now demanding the arrest of Dera premis for the blast, the MLA pointed out, while asking Mr Sukhbir, what has changed in the last one-and-a-half year that he had to change his statement.

He alleged that the sequence and trail of events suspects the involvement of Akali-BJP and Congress in the case. Mr Arora said the Dera chief is a close relative of Congress candidate Harminder Jassi and the dera also extended its political support to Akali-BJP in the elections.

He said that around 44 candidates of Congress-Akali Dal visited Dera Sirsa to seek votes of its followers, which shows that both the parties fought elections collectively and tried hard to keep AAP out of power. 

SAD MP Sher Singh Ghubaiya, during an interview, accepted the fact that both parties were hand-in-glove in Jalalabad, to defeat Bhagwant Mann, he charged.

Mr Arora alleged that Mr Badal has no stand and he has always used religion for his political gains, the same he did with dera followers. He said that Badals have always cheated the Punjabis to get the power. He said that anybody who is involved in bomb blast should not be spared despite his political stature and power.

The AAP MLA challenged that if the involvement of AAP was found in any anti-national activity, the party was ready to face any action.
He also demanded to include the name of Mr Badal in the probe, adding that Mr Badal and Capt Singh must apologise to the AAP workers and people of Punjab for giving misleading statements on Maur blast and use it for political gains.

Just before the 2017 Assembly elections, a bomb blast took place in the election rally of Congress candidate from Maur Harminder Singh Jassi, a close relative of Sirsa Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. 

A total of seven people, including two children, lost their lives in the blast. Mr Sukhbir was then the Home Minister of Punjab, Mr Arora recalled.

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