Punjab Advocate General APS Deol on Saturday alleged that Congress state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu was “obstructing the functioning of the government” and his office, reported Bar and Bench.

Sidhu has been opposing Deol’s appointment to the post of advocate general as he had represented former Punjab police chief Sumedh Saini, one of the accused in a case related to the desecration of Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib and police firing on protestors.

Deol was also responsible for ensuring that Saini got bail in four cases registered by the Punjab Police.

Deol was appointed to the post after Charanjit Singh Channi became the chief minister. Sidhu had quit as the party’s state unit chief on September 28 as he was purportedly upset about the appointment.

On Friday, Sidhu said he has withdrawn his resignation but categorically stated that he will return to his office only when the state gets a new advocate general.

Deol resigned from the post of advocate general last week but unidentified officials told NDTV that Channi has refused to accept the resignation.

In his statement, Deo said that Sidhu’s statements have sought…

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