Akalis walk out of Punjab assembly over obituary reference to ex-DGP KP Gill

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLAs walked out of the Punjab assembly on the opening day of the budget session on Wednesday afternoon when Speaker Rana KP Singh read out the name of former state police chief KPS Gill while mentioning the obituary references.

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal was on his feet as soon as the Speaker mentioned Gill’s name. “If you need to give an obituary reference why not to any social worker or politician instead of a person who killed innocent youth?” he said before leading the walkout.

KPS Gill’s name was second in the list of the references.
The Akalis say chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has admitted that 21 militants, whose surrender he had arranged in the early 1990s, were killed in a fake encounter by Punjab Police. This had happened during Gill’s tenure as director general of police (DGP).

Badal had written to Amarinder and the Speaker on Tuesday, demanding Gill’s name not be included in the obituary references
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