Amarinder tells DGP not to behave like an Akali; Saini says ‘mind your business’
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Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and state police chief Sumedh Singh Saini on Tuesday indulged in a public spat over the alleged abduction of a minor girl from Faridkot.
The two sparred over Saini's comment that "some elements had distorted facts for their political considerations" even as the minor girl, who was rescued from Goa and presented in a local court in Faridkot on Tuesday, refused to go with her parents and undergo a medical test claiming she was married to her alleged abductor 19-year-old youth Nishan Singh.
Without naming Congress, Saini had on Monday said it was unethical on the part of those staging protest and raking up the issue involving a minor girl for their political considerations.
While Amarinder asked the DGP to "respect his uniform and stop behaving like an Akali politician", Saini shot back immediately advising the former Punjab Chief Minister to "leave policing and investigation to the police and devote his time to his own business, if he can."
Amarinder, in a statement here, maintained that the DGP should admit to the police failure in this particular case.
"The way the abductors fired gunshots... the criminals either did not have any fear of law or they were being protected by the law, which Saini and his police are supposed to safeguard," Amarinder said.
The PCC president said the DGP before levelling allegations against the Congress should visit the area from where the girl was abducted to find out how the family and their neighbours were terrorised.
"For the first time in the history of Punjab a girl has been abducted at gunpoint under your Director Generalship of the police," he said while asking him whether he wanted the Congress to keep quiet and let this incident become a routine.
"Leave politics to politicians and get serious about your job lest Punjab turns into a lawless anarchy," Amarinder said.
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