Chandigarh, September 14, 2018: Aam Aadmi Party leader HS Phoolka today accused the Punjab government of not defending the panel.
Phoolka said that the absence of Punjab advocate general Atul Nanda or his legal team during Thursday’s hearing exposed the real intentions of the Amarinder government.
“It is not incompetence. There is either collusion between the government and those indicted by the commission or it was all a sham, right from speeches of ministers in the state assembly to the formation of special investigation team (SIT), which will have to probe the incidents of sacrilege at Bargari and police firing at Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan in 2015 from the scratch. It has vindicated my stand that the Congress just wants to take political mileage out of the emotive issue but no action on the report,” Phoolka said while addressing a press conference here.
On his resignation, Phoolka said after the HC stay on proceedings on report, his quitting can be construed as influencing the case through pressure or even contempt of court. “So, I have deferred my decision to quit till the next date of hearing,” he said.