Jind SP shifted over doctor beating incident

  • HT Correspondent, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 10, 2014 22:57 IST

The Haryana government on Monday removed the district police chief of Jind, Anil Dhawan following allegations that he stood as a mute spectator when a crowd thrashed three doctors, including the civil surgeon at the civil hospital on the night of November 5.

Dhawan has not only been shifted out but he has also not been given any posting. Kaithal superintendent of police Kuldeep Singh has been given the additional charge of Jind.

Haryana Civil Medical Services Association (HCMSA) chief Dr Kuldeep Singh told HT that a mob attacked the doctors on duty at Jind civil hospital when a local shopkeeper who was shot dead was brought to hospital. Since the relatives of the deceased were not ready to reconcile to fact that he was dead, they started abusing doctors and then manhandled them.

“The civil surgeon was forcibly picked from his residence, dragged and thrashed by the perpetrators. If one sees the close-circuit camera footage, a local goon, Raju Lakhina, and son of Jind MLA, Hari Chand Midha were among those who led the crowd,” Dr Singh said.

He added that despite repeated pleas of the attacked doctors, superintendent of police Anil Dhawan did not take any action. “We are chalking our next course of action. The HCMSA has left it to the Jind doctors association to decide,” he said.

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