SC panel to sum­mon Batala cops

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - PUNJAB HINDUSTANTIMES - Vishal Sally

BATALA:TAK­ING cog­ni­sance of the news re­port pub­lished in Hin­dus­tan Times about a miss­ing Dalit man who was al­legedly thrashed by his land­lord in a Batala vil­lage, the state com­mis­sion for Sched­uled Castes (SC) has de­cided to sum­mon the Batala po­lice of­fi­cials for their fail­ure to trace the man even af­ter seven days.

Talk­ing to HT, SC com­mis­sion chair­per­son Ra­jesh Bagha said that he will sum­mon the po­lice of­fi­cials and will rec­om­mend strict ac­tion against them.

“It was un­for­tu­nate that the victim was beaten up by his land­lord in pub­lic and a video of the en­tire episode was put on so­cial net­work­ing sites. Rather than tak­ing ac­tion against the ac­cused, the po­lice showed lax­ity,” he said.

“I will raise the mat­ter with se­nior of­fi­cials of Pun­jab Po­lice and will seek strict ac­tion against the guilty of­fi­cials,” Bhagga said.

The po­lice, how­ever, have reg­is­tered a case un­der the Sec­tions 341(pun­ish­ment for wrong­ful restraint), 323 (pun­ish­ment for vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt) and 324 (vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt by dan­ger­ous weapons) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code against Deba’s broth­ers Happy and Vicky but did not name Deba Singh, the land­lord, in the first in­for­ma­tion re­port (FIR).

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