Chandigarh, June 14, 2018: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday asked Jails and Cooperation minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to first look at his own functioning as well as the example he was setting by receiving congratulatory messages from prisoners in jail besides consulting gangsters on how to conduct jail reforms.
In a statement here, former minister and party spokesman Maheshinder Singh Grewal alleged that Randhawa violated the principle of collective responsibility by going public with his allegations instead of talking about his concerns with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
Grewal said even more dangerous was the talks the Jail minister had with a gangster to take suggestions on jail reforms.
“It is understandable if he had gone to meet a former cop of the stature of Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi to discuss jail reforms or held discussions with former police officials. The very fact that Randhawa invited a gangster to discuss policies to be implemented in jails has had a direct bearing on the jail administration and is bound to demoralize jail staff,” he argued.