Alert Muktsar residents make videos of crime incidents
Call it awareness or something else, but crime-cautious residents of Muktsar district have made a video of many law and order-related incidents. In the last about three months, whenever any crime has occurred in the district, residents have made a video of the same to substantiate their claim.
For instance, a video of Congress councillor’s brothers allegedly thrashing a woman in Muktsar town had gone viral on June 14. Thereafter, a video of a boy, whose hands were tied, being thrashed for attempting to steal goats and another of a girl being beaten up in Gidderbaha had gone viral on June 21.
Further, the alleged video of some Congressmen brandishing a rifle and thereafter killing two Dalit persons at Jawahrewala village had gone viral on July 13.
Thereafter, a video of two persons allegedly threatening some members of the anti-drug committee at Ghagga village had gone viral on the intervening night of August 31 and September 1.
Besides, a video of two Dalit landless persons, including a woman, allegedly being thrashed by some upper-caste people at Sangu Dhaun village had gone viral on September 3.
Thereafter, a sikhya provider at Government Senior Secondary School, Kaoni village, with his hands allegedly tied, was being paraded in the village and then tied to an electricity pole and thrashed. A video of the incident had gone viral on social media on September 4.
Further, a video of some cops who had allegedly gone to round up a block samiti member of the SAD at Jhorar village had gone viral on September 5.
Further, a video of violence between two communities over the carcass disposal point made in the village shamlat land too had gone viral on September 6.
Some alert residents said the videos helped the police in registering cases against criminals, but some videos acted against those shot these.
“For instance, some village residents shot the video of thrashing teacher, but it went against them. Similarly, some residents of Gidderbaha were thrashing a boy and a girl for allegedly thinking that they were going to steal something, a video of the incident went against the makers of the video,” he said.
As for making videos of crimes, a senior police officer said, “It is good to see that people are becoming increasingly aware of their rights and even making videos of crimes. But it is illegal that people are taking the law into their own hands. They should make videos of any wrongdoing, which helps the police in initiating action against the accused.”
Courtesy: The Tribune