Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the state Advocate General to oppose the CBI closure report in the Bargari sacrilege case, saying the agency had no jurisdiction to file the report in light of the January 2019 observations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh issued the directive on the basis of the judicial and legal position shared with him by Advocate General Atul Nanda after a detailed examination of the facts and circumstances preceding the closure report, said an official spokesperson.
The case relates to torn pages from a Sikh holy book found in Bargari village on October 12, 2015. A month later, the then Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) government had handed over its investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Earlier in the state Assembly, the Chief Minister held the former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) government squarely responsible for scuttling the investigations in the Bargari sacrilege case and failing to bring the culprits to book till date. (IANS)