With the former Akali Minister Sucha Singh Langah being booked for allegedly raping a woman now in police custodathe political atmosphere ahead of the October 11 Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by election as charged up.
While the Congress has questioned the silence of Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on the issue, the Aam Aadmi Party said the alleged incident had exposed the sorry state of affairs during the Akali regime.
Sukhbir Badal had not bothered to utter a single word on the issue though two days had passed since the police filed the case, after which Mr. Langah had absconded,” said Sunil Jakhar, Punjab Congress president and party’s candidate from Gurdaspur, as he addressed a series of meetings in Batala.
Senior AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira, while demanding strict action against . Langah, said the incident had exposed the double standards followed by the Congress government.
“The incident is deplorable and strict action should be taken against the accused. An immoral activity of an Akali leader has been exposed, which reflects poorly on the Akali Dal,” Mr. Khaira told while addressing a election rally. He took a dig at Congress too, “While the Congress is quick enough to file case against its political opponents, when it comes to its probing allegations of corruption against his own party leaders, it becomes a mute spectator,” the AAP leader alleged
Bangladeshi Apprehended In While Trying To Cross Over to Pakistan
A Bangladeshi national has been apprehended in Barmer in Rajashtan while allegedly attempting to cross over to Pakistan.
Mohammed Yusuf was apprehended by Indis’s Border Security Force (BSF).
During investigation, he told the security personnel that he had come to India three months ago from Bangladesh and was working as a labourer in Delhi, the sources said.
He said he had paid Rs. 5,000 to an agent who had promised to send him to Pakistan and find him a job. Three days earlier, they reached Barmer and then boarded a bus to Gadra Road.
The next day, the agent gave him directions how to reach Pakistan and left.
The BSF then handed him over to the police, media from India reported