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Punjab, Bihar get SC notice on cops’ atrocities

Taking a strong exception to police atrocities on women in Punjab and Bihar, the Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of media reports on the two incidents and issued notice to the respective state governments.

delhi Updated: Mar 07, 2013 01:29 IST
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Taking a strong exception to police atrocities on women in Punjab and Bihar, the Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of media reports on the two incidents and issued notice to the respective state governments.

Punjab policemen had beaten up a Dalit woman on March 4 in Tarn Taran when the victim had gone to the police station to lodge a molestation complaint.

The other incident took place on Tuesday in which Bihar police resorted to lathi charge and fired tear gas shells during a protest by contractual teachers outside the Assembly in Patna. The protesters were demanding regularization of their jobs and pay parity with regular teachers.