Shiromani Akali Dal
Shiromani Akali Dal

SAD seeks FIR against Punjab Jail Minister Randhawa

ANI | Updated: Jul 01, 2019 17:29 IST

Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], July 1 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has sought the registration of first information report (FIR) against Punjab's Jail Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa for alleged deaths of inmates in central jails here and high-security prison at Nabha.
In a letter addressed to Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, SAD's Ludhiana-Urban unit president Ranjit Singh Dhillon has also accused Randhawa of "exploiting the situation to his own benefits."
"One inmate namely Sonu/Sunny Sood has lost his life in the custodial death and one more person has been killed in the firing by the police at the behest of the Jail Minister," reads the letter.
It is worth mentioning that Mahinderpal Bittu, the main accused in Bargari sacrilege case, was murdered in New Nabha prison of Patiala recently.
"The applicant and others had even tried to get their statement recorded as per provision of Section 154 CrPC but the police are working at the hands of the government and as such have refused to register the FIR against Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and others," the letter adds. (ANI)