Chandigarh-The “political warfare” between Punjab’s ruling AAP and the Congress reached its crescendo when the state police arrested the latter’s firebrand legislator Sukhpal Singh Khera, a insurgent AAP’s chief of opposition, in a 2015 medication case.

Khaira was continually exposing AAP Member of Parliament Raghav Chadha’s marriage costly diamond ring.

“Will @raghav_chadha have the decency to clarify how he managed to gift a 4 Carat very expensive diamond ring to his newly wedded wife @ParineetiChopra (more than 10 times his declared income) while his income according to 2020-21 ITR is merely 2.44 Lacs? While she being a celebrity gifted him with a ring of lesser value? What is the truth? Punjab BADLAV wants to know?-Khaira @INCIndia @INCPunjab, ” Khaira questioned Chadha on X, previously Twitter, simply hours earlier than his arrest on Thursday morning.

Reacting sharply over colleague’s arrest, Leader of Opposition Pratap Bajwa mentioned the arrest of Senior Congress Leader and Bolath MLA Khaira is extraordinarily deplorable.

“The @AAPPunjab govt has stooped to an all-time low and resorted to vendetta politics. Sukhpal Singh Khaira has been outspoken and raised his voice against the wrongdoings and irregularities committed by the CM @BhagwantMann’s govt. The Punjab Congress under the ambit of law will leave no stone unturned to get him released, ” Congress chief Bajwa, who’s on slugfast with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, wrote on X.

In the morning, a Punjab Police group led by Superintendent of Police Manjeet Singh raided the Chandigarh residence of Khaira round 6am.

The MLA’s son went reside on Facebook exhibiting {that a} group of Punjab Police reached their residence to apprehend Khaira. In the video, Khaira may very well be seen arguing with the police group and asking them to point out him the arrest warrant.

The Bholath legislator is also seen asking for the identification of the law enforcement officials who had been a part of the raiding group.

He was advised by the police officers that he was being arrested within the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act case. When Khaira requested the group the place he was being taken, a police official advised him that he was being taken to Jalalabad in Fazilka.

Khaira mentioned the Supreme Court had already quashed the NDPS case

Khaira’s advocate son Mehtab Singh Khaira mentioned in a press release: “This is to tell you that my father Sukhpal Singh Khaira has been arrested by Punjab police on direct orders of CM Punjab in an eight-year previous medication case. This is similar case which was quashed by the Supreme Court of India. The police have bypassed all procedures and even an order of the Supreme Court to gag the voice of a powerful and vociferous chief.

“My father has told me to inform everyone that he is not scared of any false implication and will fight for Punjab till the very end. Truth will prevail.”

Later within the day, Fazlika’s Jalalabad court docket despatched Khaira to police custody until September 30.

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