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Captain failed to apply balm to the wounds of Faridkot family who lost its young member: Bhagwant Mann

- Posted on 22 May 2019

Suicide by youth in Faridkot speaks of collapse of law and order machinery in state: AAP

Chandigarh, May 22

Punjab unit chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Sangrur Member of Parliament (MP), Bhagwant Mann said that the law and order situation had gone for a toss in the state, stating that the crime graph had assumed alarming proportions ever since the Captain Amarinder Singh Government assumed charge in 2017.

In a statement issued from party headquarters in Chandigarh on Wednesday, Mann lamented that even after the tragic death of Faridkot youth Jaspal Singh (24), allegedly due to suicide in police lock-up, had sent shock waves across the state.   

He said that the incident took a serious turn when CIA inspector Narinder Singh (who also committed suicide later) allegedly disposed of the body, illegally, which failed to move Captain Amrinder Singh, who also holds the Home portfolio, to say a word over the tragic incident as also the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

Mann said that while Captain Amarinder Singh was busy making preparations for the birthday bash of his Pakistani friend, Aroosa Alam, in Chandigarh or was just whiling away his precious time in taming his outspoken cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for his ill-timed outpourings against the government led by him instead of reflecting on issues of concern.

Mann said that the family of the diseased, which was passing through a tough and traumatic situation, a kind word on part of the government would have applied the much-needed balm on the bleeding wounds of members of the aggrieved family,  who were sitting in a ‘dharna’ to buy justice for themselves. Mann said this was a tip of the iceberg, adding that not a day passes when disturbing reports of suicides by young ones and debt-ridden farmers are not heard.

The AAP leader said that when he came to know about the spine-chilling incident that claimed a young life, he asked his party workers/cadres there to immediately rush to the spot and to extend the possible help to the family in a deep shock. He said he also spoke to the police authorities to expedite action against in the matter to the satisfaction of the grief-stricken family, sooner than later.

Mann threatened that if the Captain Amarinder Singh Government failed to initiate action in the matter soon, AAP would be left with no choice but to launch a state-wide, what he called as a apolitical protest, to check the recurrence of such incidents in the near future as also to reach out to the people at large with a to apprise them of the sorry state of affairs prevailing in the state.

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