PUNJAB: Actor Akshay Kumar on Wednesday appeared before the Special Investigation Team which investigating police firing on mobs protesting the 2015, when Parkash Singh Badal was the chief minister.
Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the cases in connection with an alleged Rs 100 crore deal between jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Kumar is alleged to have mediated on a multi-crore deal ormer Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Dera Sacha Sauda sect leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Two people were killed in the police firing in Behbal Kalan during protest.
The SIT is questioning Kumar as his name was mentioned in the report by the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission on the desecration incidents. The actor took to twitter to post strong denial of the allegations on November 12 and said he met Sukhbir Singh Badal when he visited Punjab in 2011 for a Kabaddi match.
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