Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday appeared before a special investigation team (SIT) probing the 2015 Kotkapura police firing case.
Sukhbir Singh Badal reached the Punjab Police Officers Institute at Sector 32 in Chandigarh following a summon by the SIT investigating the 2015 Kotkapura police firing case.
In 2015, he was the Deputy Chief Minister and holding the state Home Ministry portfolio. Several senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders including Bikram Singh Majithia, Balwinder Singh Bhundar, NK Sharma, and Daljit Singh Cheema, reached the Punjab Police Officers Institute.
Earlier on Tuesday, Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch and former Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Parkash Singh Badal was questioned by the SIT.
It is pertinent to mention that the Punjab government formed the new SIT to probe the Kotkapura police firing incident following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The new SIT has been investigating the two FIRs registered on October 14, 2015, and August 7, 2018, in connection with the Kotkapura incident.
On Friday, the SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal had said, “While farmers suffer, CM is busy keeping Gandhi family happy and has accepted @RahulGandhi’s directive to implicate SAD leadership in false cases. New SIT formed after the old one was indicted over political interference, is being run by state vigilance dept, so nothing has changed.”