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Punjab Cong wants Valtoha's role in Khalra case probed

Posted on Nov 29, 10:30PM | UNI

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh today demanded a CBI probe into the registration of a fake police case in Khalra police station in Khemkaran assembly segment "aimed at shielding two murder accused at the behest of Chief Parliamentary Secretary Virsa Singh Valtoha." In a statement issued here today, Capt Amarinder alleged the five policemen, including the SHO of the Khalra police station, who had been dismissed from the services, had actually been made scapegoats in order to protect Mr Valtoha.

Giving details he said, the Khalra police station SHO registered a case against two persons Mohinder Singh and Joga Singh for allegedly possessing five crates of liquor. Later it turned out that the two persons were accused in a case of multiple murder in which four people were killed while another was injured in Kashipur, in Uttrakhand.

Within half an hour of the murder at Kashipur, he said the two were shown to be in possession of five crates of liquor at Khalra in district Tarn Taran in a clear attempt to protect them. They were shown arrested later.

When Uttrakhand Police tracked the accused in Khalra they approached the local police and preliminary investigations led to the disclosure of the actual facts, he added.