Cops who opened fire uniden­ti­fied as foren­sic re­port still awaited

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES HTPUNJAB - Ga­gan­deep Jas­sowal

FARID­KOT : It has been two years since two per­sons were killed in po­lice fir­ing dur­ing a protest against sac­ri­lege of Guru Granth Sahib at Behbal Kalan vil­lage, but the po­lice­men guilty of open­ing the fire are yet to be iden­ti­fied as the foren­sic re­port of arms is still awaited.

Krishan Bhag­wan Singh and Gur­jeet Singh were shot dead on Oc­to­ber 14, 2015, when a large num­ber of peo­ple were protest­ing against the Shi­ro­mani Akali Dal-bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) govern­ment over a sac­ri­lege in­ci­dent at Bar­gari of the district.

The po­lice party was headed by then Moga se­nior su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (SSP) Cha­ran­jit Sharma.

The bul­lets ex­tracted from the de­ceased’s bodies and the weapons sanc­tioned to the bat­tal­ion de­ployed at the protest site were sent to the state's Foren­sic Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory (FSL) in Mo­hali.

A to­tal of 25 weapons, in­clud­ing in­clude eight SLRS (7.62 mm), 15 AK-47S, an LMG (7.62mm), an ALR be­sides 7.62mm bul­let(s) were taken in pos­ses­sion for foren­sic test.

In the lat­est sta­tus re­port filed in a lo­cal court on Septem­ber 29, the state govern­ment said the foren­sic re­port was still awaited.

Farid­kot se­nior su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Nanak Singh said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mat­ter un­der progress and they will pur­sue the mat­ter once the re­port is out.

On Oc­to­ber 21, 2015, the po­lice had reg­is­tered a case against uniden­ti­fied per­sons un­der Sec­tions 302 (mur­der), 307 (at­tempt to mur­der) and 34 (acts did by sev­eral per­sons in fur­ther­ance of com­mon in­ten­tion) and the Arms Act at the Ba­jakhana po­lice sta­tion.

THOSE AR­RESTED IN­CLUDED 7 PO­LICE PER­SON­NEL AND 11 OF­FI­CIALS FROM REV­ENUE AND OTHER DE­PART­MENTS

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