Torture of Dalit brothers: SC panel orders action
PATIALA: A day after the Sangrur police suspended two policemen and transferred three others from Sandaur police station, following allegations of illegal detention and torture of two Dalit brothers inside the police station, the Punjab Scheduled Caste Commission has ordered strict action against the station house officer concerned and registration of a case against all the accused.
Poonam Kangra, member SC Commission Punjab visited Simranjeet Singh, the Dalit youth who along with his brother Lakhbir Singh had been allegedly detained and tortured inside the police station, at Malerkotla civil hospital.
The Sangrur police had on Friday evening suspended ASI Sukhwinder Singh and home guard Kesar Singh and also transferred three other cops from Sandaur police station after Jagga Singh, sarpanch of Kasba Bharal village alleged that policemen had detained Simranjeet and Lakhbir, both his nephews, and kept them in illegal confinement after they went to the police station to file a complaint against four policemen, who had allegedly taken away Rs 20,000 from them on Wednesday night. The complainant had alleged that the police had tortured both Simranjeet and Lakhbir and even poured petrol on the private parts of Simranjeet.
On Saturday, Kangra ordered the police to register a case against the accused policemen . Kangra also asked the deputy superintendent of police Malerkotla to submit a detailed report to the commission by May 13 and initiate a departmental enquiry against the station house officer.
Courtesy : TNN