Amidst Accusations, AAP MLA and Tarn Taran SSP engage in heated exchange


A fresh chaos erupted amid a bureaucrat and an MLA in Punjab. It is Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Khadoor Sahib MLA Manjinder Singh Lalpura and Tarn Taran SSP Gurmeet Singh Chauhan. MLA Lalpura accused SSP Chauhan of registering a fake case against one of his relatives.
Taking to social media, Lalpura wrote, “SSP, I thought you were associated with criminals, but now it seems you’re also a coward. Wait for the response to what your police servants did to my relative.”
“Regarding your last night’s warning… about what an MLA can do if gangsters come after him. I accept your challenge. I am returning my police security. You have an open field to do what you want with me… Your man from the CIA (Crime Investigation Agency) was drunk and told me that he gives you (SSP) Rs 25 lakh per month. I then realised why a drug addict like him was appointed to the CIA. The MLA has also announced that he will give up the security cover provided by the Punjab Police.
“I have also come to know that you are forcing someone to name me in a case. I welcome the fake case registration against my relative. Only a coward uses a proxy to take on the enemy. You keep your uniform aside, and I’ll keep my MLA’s chair aside, then we’ll see who wins. Moreover, even today, I will repeat that nothing works here without bribing the Tarn Taran police… But we won’t pay bribes and will still get the work done,” the MLA further said.
Talking to TDG, a spokesperson of the MLA said, “CIA who doesn’t deal with sand mining was forced to register a false case of illegal mining against the MLA’s brother-in-law Nishan Singh… The SSP was not happy as the MLA had spoken against the corruption in the Tarn Taran police. We will soon decide the next course of action.”
Reacting to the allegations, SSP Chauhan said: “Such allegations have been made in the past also… I am ready to face any scrutiny. You can ask my seniors if you want to know more. People know everything.”
When asked about the case registered against the MLA’s relative, the SSP said, “There was a complaint about illegal mining. We sent a police party. Around 10-15 people were arrested from the spot along with machinery. We later came to know that one of them is a relative of the MLA.”