Senior lawyer HS Phoolka has asked Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu to take action as justice has not been done in the 2015 sacrilege incidents.
The government has come under fire after the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the state to reconstitute SIT without IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh. On October 14, 2015, the police had opened fire on those protesting sacrilege, killing two persons. In a letter written to Sidhu, he appreciated him for his stand on righteousness, be it against his own party.
The former AAP MLA reminded Sidhu that how both of them together defended Justice Ranjit Singh’s report in the Vidhan Sabha in August 2018 and requested the government to initiate action.
uestioning the ‘accountability’ of the government, he said, “After two-and-a-half years, action from the government is still awaited. The government’s legal team cannot be reliable. Now is the time for you to strike. The whole of Punjab knows that you dare to stand against your government. Come in your true colour and act against those who made false promises. If the action is still not taken, not only Punjab, but the Guru too will not forgive us,” he said.
He requested Sidhu to initiate proceedings for demanding a special session of the Vidhan Sabha where the government should be held accountable for doing nothing in the matter. He also demanded action against the members of SIT, who obstructed the inquiry and the case should be handed over to the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) to probe their role.
“In my opinion, the advice of CVC Justice Mehtab Singh Gill should be followed. But if for some reason the government is hesitant, then the investigation should be handed over to a panel under Justice Ranjit Singh,” he said.