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EC examining SAD's complaint against Kejriwal: Official


A day after the ruling Badals sought an FIR against AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal for alleged sacrilege, spreading communal hatred and hobnobbing with terrorist outfits, the Election Commission today said it was examining the matter.

“We are examining the matter and only if an offence is made out, action can be taken,” Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh said here.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had yesterday written to the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer seeking registration of a case against Kejriwal for alleged sacrilege of holy book at Muktsar and Lambi, spreading communal hatred and hobnobbing with terrorist outfits.

In the letter, party secretary and state Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema had said immediately after Kejriwal stayed for the night at the house of dreaded Khalistan Commando Force militant Gurinder Singh in Moga, pages of ‘Gutka’ (Sikh holy book) were found scattered at Muktsar and Lambi.

To a query regarding complaint against Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Mohammad Mustafa, the Punjab CEO said that he had been advised to stay at his headquarters till the elections.

“He (DGP) has been advised to remain at his headquarters till the polling date,” Singh said.

The electoral officer said that he had personally monitored the situation at Malerkotla from where Razia Sultana, wife of Mustafa, has been fielded by Congress.

“We have not heard of Mustafa going there (Malerkotla) after elections was announced and nobody saw him there,” said Singh, adding that he spent four hours in Malerkotla yesterday.

SAD had earlier lodged a complaint with EC against the Punjab DGP for allegedly coercing voters to support his wife’s candidature.

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