In a state’s first of its kind case, the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairman Swaran Salaria today recommended suspension of station house officer of Jalandhar’s police station division no 5 Rajinder Sharma and assistant sub-inspector Malkiat Singh for violating the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) act.
Salaria, a senior BJP leader, said that the cops brought 12 years old Parvati at police station to record her statement at 11pm on Friday night. The child was again made to get her statement recorded at police station on next morning.
“The law forbids cops to interview children in police dress and at police stations. Such actions leave adverse impact on child’s mind,” he said.
Parvati accused her Ludhiana employer of subjecting her to physical torture for past over two years. She fled from Ludhiana and reached Jalandhar last evening. A municipal councillor Sushil Rinku spotted her roaming in Basti Sheikh area and informed the police.