Raghav Chadha promises to end political interference in police force, slams Sidhu for ‘derogatory’ remarks

AAP MLA Raghav Chadha said that AAP will create such an environment in which the police can work freely. (Image: Twitter of Raghav Chadha)

AAP leader Raghav Chadha said that Sidhu and Congress leaders see Punjab Police personnel as a decorative device.

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  • Last Update:December 29, 2021, 23:44 IS
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AAP leader Raghav Chadha on Wednesday said his party will ensure that Punjab Police functions independently and political interference stops if voted to power. Chadha, the party’s Punjab co-in-charge, attacked state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu for his remarks allegedly defaming the police and termed it as shameful. Addressing the media here, Chadha said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will create an environment in which the police can work independently besides eliminating any interference.

He said that Punjab Police would only do policing work. Chadha, an MLA from Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar assembly constituency, was of the opinion that if the political pressure on the police ends, drugs, transport and cable mafia, among others, will be wiped out. He also promised increase in police allowances and regulation of their working hours.

The AAP leader condemned Sidhu’s remarks that a cop was wetting his pants and said the Congress government in the state was leaving no stone unturned to defame the police. Pointing to an MLA during a rally in Sultanpur Lodhi, Sidhu had reportedly said that the MLA could make a “shodar” (policeman) wet his pants.

He reiterated the remark at a rally in Batala on Sunday praising another leader. Chadha said that Sidhu and Congress leaders see Punjab Police personnel as a decorative device.

He said the family members of around 70,000 police officers in the state were feeling defamed, humiliated and disappointed due to Sidhu’s remarks. The AAP leader reminded Sidhu that the same officers are on duty round the clock for his safety. He challenges Sidhu to give up his security if he thinks so little about the police.

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