Workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) held a protest outside the office of senior superintendent of police –rural (SSP-rural) Harmohan Singh Sandhu on Wednesday morning over the demand of immediate arrest of four accused booked in the murder case of its leader Kulwinder Singh Jhalli in Alawalpur.
Jhalli was attacked by a rival group on August 8 with sharpedged weapons in Dhogri village when he had gone to meet his friend and succumbed to his injuries in Johal Hospital near Rama Mandi on August 14.
They raised slogans against complete breakdown of law and order in the jurisdiction of the rural police.
The protesters remained adamant to meet only the SSP but when the SSP failed to arrive there, the leaders announced to start a series of continuous protests against the police from Friday.
The BSP’s Jalandhar zone incharge Master Ram Lubaya and Balwinder Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh Kotli and more than 100 workers refused to talk to superintendent of police (D) Parminder Singh Bhandal, who was available there.
Kumar said that the police arrested only two accused and four accomplices were still absconding. The police implicated innocent people in this case by registering cross cases against friends of Jhalli, which is totally unacceptable, accused Kumar by adding that the first demonstration against the police would start from Alawalpur on Friday evening.
He demanded sections of the SC/ST Act should also be imposed on the accused in this case.