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Badal orders magisterial probe into Tarn Taran incident

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times   Chandigarh, March 05, 2013
First Published: 12:38 IST(5/3/2013) | Last Updated: 16:19 IST(5/3/2013)

Taking serious view of the alleged thrashing of a girl by policemen in Punjab's Tarn Taran district, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.

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The chief minister has directed the Tarn Taran district magistrate to ascertain the causes and circumstances which led to this incident and submit the inquiry report within three weeks, an official spokesman said.

The 22-year-old girl and her father were allegedly thrashed by policemen when they sought action against some persons who teased the girl and passed vulgar comments in full public view.

Badal termed the incident as an unpardonable offence and said any one connected with this grave crime, howsoever influential he may be, would not be spared and brought to book as per the law of the land.

Meanwhile, the victim talking to reporters at Tarn Taran demanded the dismissal of the two cops, who thrashed her in full public view.

"Stringent punishment must be meted out to the cops," she added.

Punjab Police had Monday evening placed both cops Davinder Singh and Saraj Singh under suspension and marked a departmental inquiry against them.

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