National Commission for Scheduled Castes vice-chairman and Amritsar West MLA Raj Kumar Verka has sought a report from the district administration on reports that 12 Dalit residents in Daula village have been implicated in false cases by the local police.
Verka visited Daula in Muktsar on Wednesday and met members from the SC/ST community.
Congress MLA from Gidderbaha Amarinder Singh Raja Warring accompanied him.
On January 18, two Dalit women, including 10 others, were booked by Gidderbaha police for allegedly opening a passageway to a street under the alleged possession of a dera in the village.
"I have asked ADC (Muktsar) to submit a report on the incident in 15 days. I have come to know that water supply pipes have already been installed in the disputed street. If there are water supply pipes, then there should be no reason to allow any dera to close the street," said Verka. He said, "Gidderbaha MLA has brought it into my notice that two Dalit women were attacked by on Tuesday night. I have told the police to inquire into the allegations and register a case against them also."
He also met the injured women admitted at the Gidderbaha hospital.
Visits Faridkot; seeks report on child labour
Verka has sought a report from the Faridkot administration in three days on the alleged deployment of primary school children to lift refuse at private function at the residence of Kotkapura chief parliamentary secretary last week.
"The incident is a violation of the Child Labour Act. It is deplorable that no action has been taken."
Some media publications had reported that more than two dozen children of Government Primary School, Devi Wala, worked at the leader, Mantar Singh Brar's house.
Verka added that he wanted to meet the parents and the children involved, but the administration did not cooperate.