Dalit Youth alleged police torture with a case against him, SSP marks an inquiry to SP(H)

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Muktsar
  • Updated: May 11, 2014 00:02 IST

Harvinder Singh, 17, a dalit youth from Kotli Ablu village under Kot Bhai police station on Saturday, in a complaint to senior superintendent of police, has alleged that he was allegedly called and beaten up by the Kot Bhai police without the registration of any case against him.

"A police party from the Kot Bhai police station took my son away at about noon on May 8 and he was kept in the police custody for the rest of the time of the day. He was only released on the intervention of Amarinder Raja Warring, the MLA Giddarbaha," alleged Major Singh, father of the youth.

"We were again asked to visit the police station and on May 9 and when he was left in the police station all the day, he was badly beaten up by the police. Actually the police worked at the behest of some Akali workers from the village who wanted to implicate him in a case of fight in the village. But my son was not involved in it. The police beat him up because we are congress workers," he alleged over phone.

The boy's family along with others, led by Amarinder Raja warring on Saturday met senior superintendent of police in this regard.

"I have marked an inquiry to superintendent of police (headquarters) who would look into the allegations. The responsibility of the erring employee if found any would be fixed on the basis of the findings of inquiry report. Justice would be done to all," said Surjit Singh, senior superintendent of police Muktsar.

But Tejinderpal Singh, the SHO Kotbhai denied the allegations that the boy was beaten up."There was a fight in the village and the victim had pointed a finger of suspicion on the boy as well to be involved in the incident. So he was called to police station only to make inquiries from him.

He was accompanied by his father and there is no question of police torture," he said.

"The SHO Kotbhai has been intimidating the congress workers for about two months. The boy was picked up illegally and beaten up in police custody. We want the SHO to be dismissed and we are also sending the complaint to all the others including the SC/ST commission," said Amarinder Singh Raja warring.

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