Chandigarh: A day after Punjab Advocate General (AG) APS Deol attacked Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Navjot Singh Sidhu, the PPCC chief has hit back at the senior advocate in a thread of twelve tweets.
In his first tweet, Sidhu said, “AG-PUNJAB, Justice is blind but people of Punjab are not. Our Congress party came to power with a promise to give justice in Sacrilege Cases, in which you appeared before the High Court for main conspirators/accused persons and made serious allegations against our Govt.”
“Further, you specifically prayed for transferring the investigation to CBI as you were afraid of their false implication in Sacrilege cases on accounts of malafide, malice and ulterior motives on the part of the political party in power in the state of Punjab,” the PPCC chief told Deol.
“Today, you are representing the same Government of the same political party in power and accusing me of spreading misinformation, whereas, I am fighting for justice in sacrilege cases and you were procuring blanket bails for the accused persons.”
“May I know which interest (vested or otherwise) were you acting for when you appeared for the main conspirators and procured blanket bail for them and which interest, you are acting now? #ActionsSpeakLouderThanWords.”
“Are you acting at the behest of those who appointed you in this constitutional office and fulfilling their political gains? Did you advise the Government to challenge the blanket bail order procured by you or any other adverse order in sacrilege cases in Supreme Court?”
“You appeared for the accused, now representing the State and very soon you will seek elevation as a judge so that you can decide this case. Being the highest law officer, your focus is on politics and political gains.”
“Leave the politics to the politicians and focus on your personal conscience, integrity and professional ethics, which your job requires,” Sidhu advised the Punjab AG.
“In the hearing of Drugs case in High Court on October 5 upon being asked that what is stopping the government for taking action on the basis of STF Report filed in High Court, you replied that ‘It would be ethically wrong to proceed in the matter without the Court’s Nod’.”
“May I know what is unethical in proceeding against the accused persons on the basis of STF Report who are responsible for narcotics-terrorism in Punjab and has put India’s most prosperous state in danger of losing an entire generation to drug abuse?”
“Did Hon’ble High Court stop you? Hon’ble High Court itself gave a copy of the STF report to our Government for consideration and you are shielding the inaction of the Government under the guise of your own unknown Ethics.”
“I believe that Ethics is about the way things ought to be, not about the way things are. Ethical people often do more than the law requires and less than it allows. When it comes to ethics, the motive is very important.”
“A person of character does the right thing for the right reason with the right motive. Your earnest inaction is clearly subverting justice rather than ensuring it.”
On Saturday, APS Deol blamed the PPCC chief for spreading misinformation and obstructing the functioning of the state government and the AG office.