Unruly AAP MLAs are law unto themselves , says Bajwa

Unruly AAP MLAs are law unto themselves , says Bajwa
  • Strap: Such ‘rowdy lawmakers ’ pose serious threat to law & order in Punjab 

Chandigarh: Senior Congress Leader & Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Partap Singh Bajwa has termed the behaviour of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators not only just unruly & disruptive and  said it also has the potential of causing serious law & order problems in  the state. 
Bajwa while referring to the behaviour of Jalandhar AAP, MLA Raman Arora on the intervening night of September 21st  and September 22nd said how could an elected member of the Vidhan Sabha get embroiled in a scuffle with the police officer in the middle of the night under full public glare. 
“ Instead of taking action against the MLA as per the law of the land the entire Jalandhar police brass is working overtime to extend help to Raman Arora and his supporters who beat up DCP Naresh Dogra in the newspaper office”. 
Rathar than registering a case against both the MLA as well as the police officer, the entire police system was trying to broker peace between both of them. “ While the police officer has already been transferred no action is being initiated against the legislator”, said Bajwa.
Bajwa said the doctors of the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) have already threatened to go on indefinite strike in case the police failed to act against Rajan Angural, brother of AAP MLA Sheetal Aungural, who put pressure on Emergency Medical Officer (EMO) Dr. Harveen Kaur to seek a Medico Legal Report (MLR) in his favour. 
“ Dr. Harveen Kaur has alleged in her complaint to the police that a large number of supporters of Raman Arora led by Rajan Aungural ransacked the civil hospital premises to procure a favourable MLR report. However all this while police have completely abdicated its responsibility and failed to act against the accused”, said Bajwa. 
On the other hand DCP Naresh Dogra has already been shunted out of Jalandhar to PAP. “ What kind of a message will it send among the uniformed police? Will it not affect the morale of the Punjab police especially when its services are of utmost importance to check the unbridled crime occurring in the border areas of Punjab”, said Bajwa. 
Only last month Sheetal Aungural threatened the employees of the Jalandhar deputy commissioner office and accused them of taking bribes, the charges he could never prove. Later he had to apologize after the employees decided to go on indefinite strike. 
The Home Affairs and Justice department is under chief  minister Bhagwant Mann and he has handpicked his own DGP in the form of Gaurav Yadav superseding many senior officers. “ However if both of them failed to perform their basic duty, what kind of message they will send across in Punjab to deliver a fair justice system”, Bajwa questioned. 
In yet another incident Beant Kaur, wife of Faridkot MLA Gurdit Singh Sekhon walked out of a function in Faridkot when she failed to get VIP treatment and a prominent seat. “ What kind of behavior is this? The same MLA was also involved in a controversy with a former SSP of Faridkot and later she was transferred to Malerkotla. 

Sep 23 2022 5:53AM