EC move to shift IG biased, will seek review, says Capt
The Election Commission’s decision to shift IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap out of the SIT probing the Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura firing cases has led to a political slugfest. While the ruling Congress and the main Opposition Aam Aadmi Party have backed the officer, the Akali Dal, on whose complaint the officer has been shifted, has supported the EC move.
Capt Amarinder said the state government would ask the EC to review its decision. He said the move had exposed a nexus between the BJP-SAD and the EC. Agitated over what he termed as a “biased order”, the Chief Minister said he had found the EC order, issued in response to a complaint by an Akali Dal leader, tantamount to being direct interference in the investigation into the police firing incidents and had decided to ask the EC to reconsider the matter in the interest of justice and constitutional propriety.