A RTI by a journalist named Baljinder Kotbhara has revealed that Punjab CM Parkash Badal never wrote any letter for the release of Sikh political prisoners languished in jails that have served over their sentenced terms.
A document issued by the Home Ministry of India reads: “It is stated that as per the records of the nodal points where letters are received in respect of this Ministry, the above referred letter was not received in their office. Therefore, it would not be possible for this Ministry to furnish any information with the reference to your application.”
VK Rajan the secretary of the Ministry issued the signed letter on February 15, 2015.
The letter was supposedly issued in 2012 for the release of Sikh Political Prisoners and gained publicity that CM Badal had expressed concerned over the matter.
However, since the letter was never received by the Home Ministry it can be said the CM played politics over the issue.