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Jalandhar road mishap victim cries for justice, cops fail to register FIR

punjab Updated: Oct 13, 2016 13:19 IST
Jatinder Kohli
Jatinder Kohli
Hindustan Times
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Injured Ashish Sohal at his residence in Jalandhar on Wednesday. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)

A cheating case was registered against the management of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), hours after Union minister and state BJP chief Vijay Sampla, intervened in his cousin sister’s case whereas an accident victims has been suffering from days, exposing double standards of justice system.

36-year-old Ashish Sohal of Basti Sheikh who suffered multiple fractures in leg after a speeding four-wheeler hit his bike 20 days ago is still waiting for justice.

The city police have not taken any notice of his complaint.

Twisting the knife further, the ‘indifferent’ cops are forcing his family to strike a compromise and not register FIR against the negligent driver.

In the three-hour surgery, Sohal had a plastered right leg with plates installed on September 30.

An outreach worker in a NGO, Sohal was earning `8,500 per month but from last four months due to him being bed-ridden, there has been no income for the family.

“I was going on my way to office when a four-wheeler Tata 207 came rammed into my bike from back”, said Sohal.

The passerby and shopkeepers nabbed the driver, he said. The people there took me to my house, and later, I was shifted to Rattan Hospital.

“Two cops from police station-5 recorded my statement,” told Sohal.

He claimed both took medical reports and other documents. I was discharged on October 4 after paying around one lakh in the hospital.

Sohal disclosed “I requested a copy of FIR but was shocked to learn that no case has been made so far”.

“Since last four days, my sister and friends are visiting police station to get the FIR copy but cops are arranging their meetings with driver and others in the police station” rued Sohal.

Police have not even visited the spot after or met eyewitnesses, he alleged.

“I need FIR copy to claim for insurance but the city police are harassing me and my family by not registering a case in this case”, Sohal alleged.

The victim alleged that he does not know much about the driver and his relations with cops, but senior officials should take notice of the plight of the common man.

SHO police station-5 Jiwan Singh said that as per initial probe, the driver is not at fault and we have asked the complainant to bring eyewitnesses.