Chandigarh: Asserting that the state government is fully committed to ensure justice in Behbal Kalan and Kotakpura incidents, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday appealed to the sangat to lift the roadblock at Behbal Kalan to avoid any inconvenience to commuters.

In an appeal to the people, the Chief Minister said that firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotakpura along with Sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji at Bargari had bruised the psyche of every human being especially the Sikh sangat. He said that justice will prevail in both these incidents and the perpetrators of these heinous crimes will not be spared at any cost. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government is already leaving no stone unturned for this noble cause and those involved in these crimes will be soon behind the bars.

The Chief Minister said that due to Road blockage at Behbal Kalan a lot of inconvenience is being created to the common people. He said that this harassment of the masses should be avoided adding he appealed to sangat to lift the roadblock in larger public interest. Lashing out at Akalis and Congress, Bhagwant Mann said that both these parties have connived with each other to save the guilty of these incidents.

The Chief Minister said that, while the unfortunate incidents of desecration and firing on innocents took place during the Akali regime, the Congress actively shielded the perpetrators of these crimes during its tenure. Bhagwant Mann further said that the Akali-Congress, nexus that was shielding the accused, had been broken with the AAP Government coming into power, which is already making strenuous efforts to nab the perpetrators. He said that his government is firmly committed to bring the guilty to book and ensure justice in both these cases to assuage the sentiments of the people.

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