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Cong calls off protest, Chitta Ravana to burn on Oct 18

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

tonight lifted its three-day sit-in protest outside the Chief Minister's residence here after the state government transferred ADCP-IV Jaswinder Singh in connection with the 'Chitta Ravana' clashes.

The party also made it clear that there was no change in the schedule for burning the effigy of 'Chitta Ravana' on October 18, which coincides with Prime Minister Modi's visit.

The ADCP has been transferred with immediate effect and directed to report at State Police Headquarters in till further orders, a spokesperson of the CMO's said.

The had staged a sit-in front of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's official residence demanding suspension of the ADCP for his alleged biased role in registering cases against the party leaders.

They have also demanded the the transfer of Police Commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh.

"workers in all the 117 assembly segments will burn similar effigies on Monday," AICC Secretary Harish Choudhary said.

The Congress would show no let-up in its campaign against the drugs menace in the state, he said.

The party Leaders in a meeting urged DGP Suresh Arora, to re-investigate cases lodged against Congress workers and the arrest of a youth leader.

A violent clash had erupted between Congress and Akali Dal activists, which left several injured, on the eve of Dussehra in Ludhiana when the Congress workers tried to burn the effigy of 'Chitta Ravan'.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 00:13 IST