Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira from Bhulath, who was arrested in the drugs case of 2015, has once again been sent to 2-day police remand in the Jalalabad court. He was sent to two-day police remand on Tuesday after completion of 14-day judicial custody. During Thursday’s hearing, the police had sought further remand to investigate the matter, from which the police extended the police remand by two more days.
During the hearing, the police told the court that Khaira’s property has to be investigated, so they should be remanded for 7 days. Also, the police also told the court that Khaira is not cooperating at all in the investigation, due to which there is a problem in proceeding with the investigation. After hearing the arguments of both sides, the court remanded Khaira to the police for two more days.
Let us tell you that before taking him on remand on Tuesday, the police brought him from Nabha jail on a production warrant. Khaira will be produced in this court once again the day after tomorrow.
Information given by Khaira’s lawyer
Sukhpal Khaira’s lawyer told the media that Khaira has been kept in illegal custody. He said that during today’s hearing, the police has put before the court the new matter of examining Khaira’s land, while it could have been examined online. Also, he refused to give more information about the other accused arrested in this case. He said that now there will be an appearance in the court again on Saturday in this case.
Congress protest, Bajwa’s sharp attacks
During Khaira’s appearance, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition Pratap Singh Bajwa was present in the court along with several workers. Meanwhile, they raised slogans against the state government. Meanwhile, Bajwa said that it is our democratic right to meet Khaira, but the Punjab government has not allowed him to meet either in the police station or in the court. This is an insult to absolute democracy.
He said that when we tried to meet Khaira in the court, the doors were closed. Khaira is our veteran MLA, it is our right to meet him. But Punjab government and police officers did not even let us go near them. The people of the state will be given an answer to this. The Punjab government has taken this action completely out of revenge.