Student attack: Victim’s father claims CPS Bhandari shielding accused

  • Jatinder Kohli, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Nov 20, 2015 20:20 IST
Shivam Yadav was attacked on November 8. (HT Photo)

With the city police failing to arrest the accused booked in the murderous attack on DAV student and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Shivam Yadav (20) after he tried to stop them from molesting a girl of his college on November 8, the victim’s family has accused chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) and Jalandhar North MLA KD Bhandari of sheltering the accused.

The victim’s father, Hardwari Lal Yadav (46), who is a leader of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), said he had protested against the removal of the cowshed from Beant Nagar Park but Bhandari pressurised the police and got it removed till then, MLA was angry from him.

I have already complained to senior VHP leader Harinder Aggarwal about the injustice meted out by police,” Yadav said.

Yadav, a retired assistant commandant from Border Security Force (BSF), said his son is still undergoing treatment.

On his Facebook page, family’s supporters have blasted Bhandari and called him ‘arrogant’ leader, claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become a party of goons.

Moreover, the family alleged that they had nabbed one of accused and handed him over to cops who released him without any action under the pressure from Bhandari.

Bhandari refuted the allegations and claimed that he himself had taken notice of the incident and asked the SHO to conduct a fair probe into it.

“I have never supported any anti-social element. Why I would do that? I even talked to the SHO on Wednesday morning and take stock of development into this case,” said Bhandari.

The CPS said if the victim’s father had any problem he could come to meet him personally. Even 10 days after the attack by Bolero-borne youths, the city police have not been able to trace the accused despite the fact that some of them are active on the social media. An attempt to murder case was registered against Dimple Lubana, , a resident of Ravidass Nagar, Vishal, and eight others on November 9 on the statement of Shivam.

Lubana had updated his status on his Facebook page on November 11 and 14.

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