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Sukhjinder Randhawa demands removal of officers over Sumedh Saini arrest fiasco; Capt advises colleagues to check facts before commenting

Chandigarh, August 20

Punjab Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has demanded removal of Advocate General Atul Nanda, Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal and Chief Director Vigilance BK Uppal over ex-DGP Sumedh Singh Saini’s arrest fiasco.

Randhawa is a Congress leader close to PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. He said this in a tweet.

Just over 24 hours after he was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau, Saini was on Thursday night ordered to be released forthwith by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The Bench ruled his arrest was in violation of earlier orders dated October 11, 2018, September 23, 2020 and anticipatory bail order dated August 12.

The court vide order dated October 11, 2018, had directed the issuance of seven-day advance notice to Saini in case action was contemplated against him.


Meanwhile, reacting to the development, CM Capt Amarinder Singh advised all cabinet and party colleagues to check facts before issuing statements. He said, “I suggest they should discuss all issues, especially sensitive ones, either with me or on INC platform before going public.