Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal said on Tuesday that strictest action would be taken against the culprits for the alleged molestation and death of a teenaged girl in Moga district of Punjab, irrespective of who did the crime.
The family of a teenaged girl, who was molested and pushed to death from a moving bus here, continued to stage a sit-in along with local politicians to press for filing of a case against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, who co-owns the Orbit bus service, leading to a deadlock that has delayed her cremation.
National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairman PL Punia on Saturday visited the civil hospital where the mother of the teenage girl, who was molested and thrown off a moving bus belonging to the ruling Badal family, is recuperating.
Three days after a teenage girl was molested and pushed to her death from a moving bus in Punjab's Moga district, her relatives have refused to perform her final rites till the time the proprietors of the company that owned the vehicle are booked.
The father of the teenaged girl, who was killed after being molested and thrown off a moving bus owned by Punjab's ruling Badal family, on Saturday claimed threat to his life and that of his family and sought security cover.
Silent for nearly two days after a teenaged girl was killed after being thrown out of a bus owned by him, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday finally admitted that the bus service was run by his company.
Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned about the acute drug problem in Punjab in his `Mann ki Baat` programme on radio, state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Tuesday said Modi and the home minister should take steps to stop the entry of drugs into the state.
Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Monday lashed out at Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his Deputy Sukhbir Badal for abandoning Punjab by shifting the entire state apparatus to Haryana for campaigning there.
Election Commission on Saturday asked the Punjab Chief Minister and his ministers to refrain from making political speeches during the Independence Day celebrations in view of the by-polls in the state.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal today said SAD-BJP government has never indulged in political vendetta after the name of Congress MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring cropped up in an alleged drug racket.
In the financial capital to seek investments in his state, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal attacked Rahul Gandhi, saying Congress vice president makes "wild" statements without going into the depth of issues.