Badal cautions people against forces trying to disturb peace

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 00:01

Ludhiana: Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Sunday cautioned people against forces which were out to disturb the peace and communal harmony of Punjab.

He said that these forces are always on the look out for one excuse or the other to trigger some sort of disturbance.

In reply to a question regarding parole for 6 terrorists allegedly involved in the assassination case of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, he told reporters here that none of them had been arrested by the Punjab police.

He said that "I am in touch with the Chief Ministers of the states concerned." While the one from Gujarat had already been released on parole, the case of another arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police was being favourably considered by that government, Badal said.
The Chief Minister said that he was also in touch with the Karnataka government on the issue for the release of another prisoner.

Meanwhile, Badal praised Beant Singh`s family, who had stated that they had no objection to granting parole to the prisoners in the interest of peace in Punjab.

The rest three belonged to Chandigarh Union Territory, he said.
Badal appealed to all political parties to cooperate with the government in maintaining peace and
communal harmony in the state.

First Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 00:01
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