Capt Amarinder condemns Ludhiana blast; asks govt to come out of denial mode

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CHANDIGARH, December 23: Reiterating his concerns over the challenges to the state’s peace, security and law and order, from across the border, former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today condemned the blast in Ludhiana Court complex, which left two people dead and many others injured.

Capt Amarinder also expressed condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the full and speedy recovery of the injured.

Hoping that Punjab Police and other security agencies will closely coordinate with each other in investigating the blast, the former Chief Minister regretted the diversionary tactics by the Punjab government, particularly the Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

“It is not only unfortunate but highly irresponsible on part of the Chief Minister to jump to the conclusions by trying to construct a link between the blasts, the sacrilege incidents and the FIR against an Akali leader without any investigations”, Capt Amarinder said, while observing that the Chief Minister must speak with facts and not with political rhetoric, lest it bails out the real culprits and perpetrators.

Pointing out that he had been continuously flagging for the attention of the government the regular smuggling in of arms and ammunitions, the former Chief Minister said, it was sad that the government was continuously in a denial mode. “There is a serious threat to the peace and security of Punjab and such incidents are an indication towards that which must be taken seriously and not brushed aside the way the government is trying to”, he remarked.
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