AMRITSAR/CHANDIGARH: Congress leaders from district Tarn Taran today sought the resignation of Chief Parliamentary Secretary Virsa Singh Valtoha for his role in the registration of a false FIR in police station Khalra aimed at protecting two murder accused from Uttarakhand.
Addressing a press conference today senior Congress leaders including former minister Gurchet Singh Bhullar, Tarn Taran district president Dharampal Agnihotri, PCC secretary Harminder Gill and the vice president Punjab Youth Congress Sukhpal Bhullar said that the matter be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation as has already been demanded by the PCC President Capt Amarinder Singh.
The Congress leaders alleged that the Khalra police station SHO had registered the case of having confiscated liquor form the murder accused in order to shield them by creating false evidence at the behest of Valtoha only. They said, now the police officials have been made scapegoats in order to protect Valtoha.
They maintained that as long as Valtoha remains the CPS there was no chance of an independent probe since the dismissed police cops can never reveal the truth fearing reprisal from the CPS. The Congress leaders said, only a CBI probe and removal of Valtoha as the CPS can help in establishing the truth about the registration of a false FIR to protect the murder accused.
The issue relates to the alleged seizure of five crates of liquor by Khalra police from two people belonging to Uttrakhand. Later it turned out that the two were accused of murder that took place just half an hour before they were shown to have been nabbed with liquor at Khalra in Tarn Taran district.
This was apparently done to create false evidence that they were not present at the scene of the crime. The Congress leaders said, the police had shown them arrested at the behest of Valtoha which makes him part of the conspiracy for which he should be booked and removed from the post of CPS.