Punjab: Sukhbir Badal detained amid protest outside CM Amarinder Singh’s residence

June 15,2021 04:25 PM


As the protest intensified, security forces used water cannons on the protesting Akali Dal leaders and workers to disperse the crowd.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal was detained by Punjab Police Tuesday during a protest alleging scam in various schemes introduced by the Captain Amarinder Singh-led government.

Badal was detained after he along with scores of SAD leaders staged a demonstration against the state government outside the residence of the Chief Minister at Siswan.

Speaking to reporters before getting detained, Badal asserted that “if a storm rises, Captain will not be able to stop it.”

“If a storm rises, Captain won’t be able to stop it, even if he uses all his force. There is a scam in vaccination, there is a scam in Fateh Kit, there is a scam in SC scholarship, also farmers’ land is being acquired,” the SAD chief was quoted as saying by ANI.