Though the government had claimed the registration of a case of murder against the erring police officials, who had opened fire on peaceful protesters killing two on October 14 in Behbal Kalan village, yet the case seems to be only an eyewash as, besides being obscure, it does not mention the name of any accused.
The FIR was registered against unidentified persons under sections 302, 307, 34 IPC besides the arms Act on the complaint of Iqbalpreet Singh Sahota, director, Bureau of Investigation, on October 21. The FIR does not mention the name of any accused or raises finger on any police official, except mentioning that two people were killed in police firing, which took place under the supervision of Charanjeet Singh, then SSP Moga. The protesters had been blaming certain police officers for opening fire.
“The SIT had visited Faridkot to take stock of the situation on October 16 and had also looked into the Behbal Kalan incident. It was found out that two persons were killed in police firing and some of the people are of the view that a case of murder should be registered in the incident and it needs deep investigation,” reads the FIR.
Though the SIT claims to have perused the record, yet it is silent on who opened the fire and who ordered it. It also only mentions that the postmortem report also certifies bullet marks on bodies of the two instead of making any mention of the death by bullets.
Registered under a lot of public pressure, the FIR may shatter the hopes of the families of victims waiting to get justice and all other organisations.