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‘Drunk cops, touched minister’s feet’: Letter lists security lapses at Channi’s Son’s wedding

By Saima Siddiqui 
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‘Drunk cops, touched minister’s feet’: Letter lists security lapses at Channi’s Son’s wedding

Chandigarh: The high profile wedding bash of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s son made headlines for various reasons. From no-show by Navjot Singh Sidhu to security lapses and drunken police personnel touching minister’s feet the grand celebration saw it all.

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Drawing all the loopholes found at the venue into the knowledge of the state’s Director General of Police, a senior police officer reportedly alleged that several uniformed police personnel were drunk at Channi’s son’s wedding and that the lady police personnel deployed at the venue took part in the festivities and consumed food and beverages.

The letter goes on to allege that a gazetted rank police officer “was seen touching the feet of a minister”.

There were CCTV cameras in place to monitor VIP guests and “anyone could enter the venue in the guise of a VIP this way,” the letter said.

Commandos responsible for the security of the Punjab CM were “busy watching videos on their phones” and some even consumed alcohol, further read the letter.

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To note, Channi’s son Navjit Singh got married at Sacha Dham gurdwara in Mohali on Sunday. With senior cabinet minister, Manpreet Badal by his side, others who were in attendance included Harish Rawat, the AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs.

From MPs to MLAs, councillors to common workers, the entire Congress landed up at the venue of Channi son’s wedding party except Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who instead of heading back home from Lakhimpur Kheri, suddenly decided to land up in faraway Vaishno Devi shrine.

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