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Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira has been detained by Punjab police in connection with the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. A team of Punjab Police today (28 September) reached Khaira’s residence and conducted a raid in connection with an old case registered in 2015 under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in Jalalabad, Fazilka.

Khaira was hosting a Facebook Live where he can be seeing arguing with police personnel as they raided his house this morning.A police official can be seen in the video telling Khaira that a SIT has been formed in an old drug smuggling case.

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In the video, Khaira is also seen raising slogans of “Punjab Sarkar murdabad” as the police personnel detain him.

Sukhpal Khaira is an MLA from Bholath in Kapurthala of Punjab and Chairman of All India Kisan Congress.

Leader of the Congress party in the Punjab assembly and senior leader Partap Singh Bajwa questioned the detention of Khaira saying that the AAP government in Punjab had resorted to low level vendetta politics.

Congress party’s official account on the X platform also condemned the arrest of Khaira. The party wrote, “The arrest of Sukhpal Khaira is a proof of abuse of power and vengeance. The entire Congress family stands with him against this petty conspiracy to suppress his loud voice against injustice. We are not ready to bow down, not ready to stop. We will fight and win”.

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