Bathinda: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh, along with some party legislators, today held a protest against the slapping of attempt to murder case on five party workers following a clash with police.
Amarinder alleged that the "false" case was registered against the Congress men at the behest of Akali leaders.
"Let me make it clear once again that we will not only hold you accountable, we will ensure that you will also regret and repent what you did to our people," he said, addressing a dharna organised by PCC vice president Gurpreet Singh Kangar.
Five persons were booked under attempt to murder charges on August 17, after a clash had taken place with police at Dialpura Bhaika village near Rampura on August 16. Five persons from Dialpura and Maluka and three policemen were injured in the clash.
Amarinder warned the local MLA and minister Sikander Singh Malukha who, he said, had crossed all the limits in abusing his power.
Amarinder also met Ranjit Kaur, the mother of Jagsir Singh Jagga, who has been allegedly falsely implicated in a criminal case by the police at the behest of Maluka.
He said, he will ensure that justice was done and no person was falsely implicated.
The former Chief Minister also cautioned the police officials who, he said, are blindly committing excesses against the Congress workers at the behest of Akalis, and asked them not succumb to the political pressure.
"Let me warn you that you will be held accountable for all your sins of omission and commission," he said.
Responding to the demands of the local leaders to ensure justice, Amarinder said, "...Let me reiterate it here today that every police official of any rank or influence will be made to pay for his sins and even if someone from my own party tries to help any such guilty official he will also be taken to task."
"I am sure people like Malukha will vanish before the results are declared and they may have to seek asylum somewhere else as they cannot find a place to hide here," he said.