Amid the ongoing debate in Punjab political circles on Kotkapura firing case and new SIT formed by the state government, member of Parliament (MP) Partap Singh Bajwa has demanded the removal of Advocate General Punjab Atul Nanda from his post.
Making the demand to the state government, Bajwa said that he has been consistently been raising the issue of the incompetence of the AG to Captain Amarinder Singh.
“For the benefit of the state and to safeguard the image of the INC, it is essential to remove the albatross from around the Government’s neck and remove Atul Nanda from his post as Advocate General of Punjab. He has repeatedly shirked his duty, especially with regards to the sacrilege cases. He has continuously been hiring special counsels from New Delhi at high costs to the Public Exchequer. The continued failures in important cases has led to public questioning his competence for the job,” said Congress MP.
Bajwa claimed that even the family of victims have started speaking out against the AG and begun to cooperate with the SIT in the investigation.
“The son of Krishan Bhagwan Singh, who was martyred in the police firing at Behbal Kalan in 2015 declared that he will not cooperate with the new SIT, especially as the AG failed in his duty to competently argue the case in the High Court. The fact that families of victims have started speaking out against the AG and have begun to refuse to help the SIT shows the serious lack of faith the citizens have with the AG in this most important fight for justice,” Bajwa.
“We have reached a crossroads both in the State and the Party. The AG must be removed if the Government wishes to truly rebuild bridges with the public. Anything less would also be breaking the solemn promise of the INC in bringing the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice,” he further added.