August 13, 2016 3:30:25 am
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said the government did not have any “direct information or evidence” that the AAP was linked to radical groups/terrorists, contradicting deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal’s claim.
Regarding the attack on senior RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja in Jalandhar, the Chief Minister said he did not have any information on the involvement of a foreign hand in the attack or in the earlier Bargari incident case.
“All these (foreign hand in the incidents) are merely suspicions. Investigation in these cases are ongoing,” he said.
When pointed out that Sukhbir had promised to apprehend the assailants in the Gagneja case, he said, “You should ask Sukhbir that.”
The CM also denied the need to involve central investigation agencies to look into recent cases of violence, adding the state force was fully competent to handle the situation.
Expressing solidarity with Sikhs settled in Jammu-Kashmir, he said his MPs from would raise the issue with the Centre. He added state government was committed to helping the Sikhs in their hour of crisis. “A delegation of Sikhs from the Valley will visit the state after Independence Day,” he said.
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