Hundreds of people offer tearful adieu to Moga bus incident victim

  • Surinder Maan, None, Moga
  • Updated: May 08, 2015 21:13 IST

The bhog ceremony of the Moga molestation victim, was held at a gurdwara in Lande Ke village on the outskirts of Moga town on Friday.

Tight security arrangements were made by the local police for the ceremony, which was attended by Punjab agriculture minister Jathedar Tota Singh, besides several Congress leaders, including state party unit president Partap Singh Bajwa. Officials of the local police, district administration and heads of several social and religious organisations were present on the occasion.

The organisers, belonging to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, did not allow anybody to address the gathering to pay homage to Arshdeep. No one from the Badal family or Orbit Aviation Private Limited attended the bhog ceremony.

The 13-year-old had died after being thrown off an Orbit bus by her molesters on April 29.

The granthi of the village gurdwara performed the antim ardas for Arshdeep.

Parminder Singh Gill, Moga deputy commissioner, assured help to the victim's family.

Others who attended the ceremony included Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, president All India Youth Congress; Vikramjit Chaudhry, president, Punjab Youth Congress; former MP Vijay Inder Singla; Kuldeep Singh Bhola, district secretary, Communist Party of India (CPI); Nirbhay Singh Dhudike, state president of the Kirti Kisan Union; Kuldeep Singh Dhos, state president of the farmers' wing of the People's Party of Punjab; Moga deputy commissioner Parminder Singh Gill; and senior superintendent of police (SSP) Jatinder Singh Khaira.

Congress will continue its stir till the registration case against Sukhbir: Bajwa

Lashing out at Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa said the party's agitation would continue till the registration of a case under Section 304-A (death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code against Sukhbir and the cancellation of permits of his buses.

Talking to mediapersons, people here on Friday, Bajwa said the Congress would also provide legal aid to the victims of Badal family buses free of cost. "Most of the Badal family buses had tainted glasses and window curtains which was violation of the Supreme Court directive.

Youth Congress will start indefinite agitation against registration of 'false' cases againt students: Raja Warring

On this occasion, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring president of the All India Youth Congress said that the whole investigation of the Moga bus incident should be handed over to CBI. Youth Congress leader said that the police are playing in the hands of Badal family and false cases have been registering against the students who are opposing the 'illegal' operation of the Orbit buses across the state. "If the state government fails to withdraw false cases against students within seven days the activists of the Youth Congress would start indefinite agitation against the government as well as Badal family owned buses," said Warring.

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