On Sunday, vice president and Punjab Congress Committee spokesperson, Himanshu Pathak asked Aam Aadmi Party(AAP), why its MLA, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, was missing from a function of party’s fifth anniversary organized at Delhi. In his statement, Pathak that from all states, AAP leaders were invited to the party function but Khaira was missing. he said, “This gives a clear message: That Khaira is being seen as guilty by its own party for the case of drug smuggling.”
On March 9, 2015, the drug smuggling case was registered by the Fazilka police and they seized two kilograms of heroin besides 24 gold biscuits from a vehicle. The police had arrested nine people and had seized a country-made pistol also with two Pakistani SIM cards. The Chairman of Dhilwan Market Committee, Gurdev Singh, was also arrested for the same case. Gurbaj Singh, the petitioner, had told the court that Gurdev Singh and Sukhpal Khaira were part of a drug smuggling. After that, he also named Charanjit Kaur, who is a sister of Gurdev, as part of the drug racket.
Women wing head of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Bibi Jagir Kaur, has earlier announced that, if he didn’t resign from the post of the leader of the opposition than workers of her Women wing would not be allowed Sukhpal Singh Khaira, to enter the for the session in Punjab VidhaSabha.