Former Punjab assembly deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh demanded arrest of deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of Chamkaur Sahib, Lakhbir Singh for allegedly trying to outrage modesty of a woman at his office on July 16.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, Bir Devinder said, "The despicable act of Lakhbir Singh, attempting to outrage modesty of a newly-married woman at his office, is highly deplorable and should be treated with contempt."
"How a police officer dares to behave indecently with a woman summoned to his office for enquiry. The act of DSP to molest the woman at his office is more serious and warrants exemplary punishment under the law,"he added.
In addition to legal action, punitive action by the department under the CSR should also be slapped against him, Bir Devinder demanded.
"I wonder why the police department failed to take cognizance of this shameful act. Delay in his suspension and arrest, under the relevant provisions of the law, is indicative of the breakdown of the command of the police headquarters,"he added.
Bir Devinder alleged that the police were not taking proper action in this case despite submission of written complaint by the victim to the deputy commissioner and the senior superintendent of police (SSP), Rupnagar.
The victim submitted the complaint, along with the evidence of several obnoxious SMSs sent by the DSP on her cellphone.
Unless proper action was taken by the district administration, the Congress party would take the matter in its own hand to ensure the speedy justice to the victim, he added.