Behbal Kalan firing: Phoolka to move court for FIR’s copy

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Faridkot
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2015 20:04 IST
Senior Supreme Court lawyer Harvinder Singh Phoolka (Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Harvinder Singh Phoolka is going to move court for the still unavailable copy of the first-information report (FIR) about the killing of two Sikh protesters during the October 14 police firing at Behbal Kalan in this district.

A villager each from Faridkot’s Niamiwala and Sarawan was killed in the agitation over the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib. “Getting a copy of the FIR is legal right of the families of the two victims. Since the report was registered on October 20 and the families still don’t have it, we have decided to move court in Faridkot,” Phoolka said here on Friday.

Law requires any FIR to be put on the police website as well and a copy marked to the area magistrate. The Behbal Kalan report is missing from both places, while a copy of the FIR against the October 14 protesters is online. No FIR related to the Bajakhana police station was ever uploaded recently. “Faridkot lawyer Shivkartar Singh Sekhon and I are going to file an application in this regard on Monday. We have the consent of all affected parties, including brothers Rupinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh, who were arrested in the sacrilege case and, later, released,” said Phoolka.

Phoolka said he would also move National Human Rights Commission in the case of these two brothers. The siblings’ family accompanied him.

Faridkot senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sukhminder Singh Mann was unavailable for comments about the unavailability of the FIR’s copy.

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