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FIR filed against Akali MLA and former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug case

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New Delhi, Dec 21: Former Punjab minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia has been booked in a drug racket case, provoking the accusation of "political vendetta" from his party. The FIR was registered Majithia under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at Mohali on Monday.

    SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia booked in a drug case, Sidhu welcomes the move |Oneindia News

    Though police officials remained tight-lipped about the FIR, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took to Twitter to announce the development.

    FIR filed against Akali MLA and former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug case

    "After 5.5 Years of fight against Corrupt System run by Badal Family & Captain and delay of 4 years without action taken on ED & STF Report against Majithia. Finally now, after pushing for credible officers in positions of power and influence first step has been taken (sic)!" he tweeted.

    "An FIR has been registered in Punjab Police Crime Branch against the main culprits of Drug Trade on basis of February 2018 STF report, wherein i demanded this 4 years ago - It is a slap on the face of all those powerful who slept for years on issues at the heart of Punjab's soul (sic)," Sidhu shared on social media.

    "Justice will not be served until main culprits behind drug mafia are given exemplary punishment; this is merely a first step. Will fight till punishment is given which acts as deterrent for generations. We must choose honest and righteous and shun drug traffickers and their protectors," he added.

    The SAD dubbed the move as "political vendetta". Talking to reporters in Muktsar, SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal said, "We already knew it."

    He said the Congress government changed three state police chiefs to book and arrest the Badals and Majithia.

    "Take me wherever you want to, I am ready. Any government which indulges in this vendetta has to face the consequences," Badal, the five-time Punjab chief minister, said. He said the job of the government is to serve people and not indulge in "political vendetta". A few days ago, the SAD had expressed apprehension that Majithia would be implicated in a "false" case.

    Anti-drugs Special Task Force (STF) chief Harpreet Singh Sidhu had submitted a report in a drug racket case in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2018.

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