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Killed youth's family alleges police inaction

The family of the 19-year-old youth of Chait Singh Wala village near here, who was killed in post-poll violence on July 3, has accused the police of shielding the accused.

punjab Updated: Jul 06, 2013 22:32 IST
Raghbir Singh Brar

The family of the 19-year-old youth of Chait Singh Wala village near here, who was killed in post-poll violence on July 3, has accused the police of shielding the accused.

Pavittar Singh was killed by a bullet allegedly fired by police inspector Gurcharan Singh, who reached the spot with a police force to control the situation that had allegedly got out of hand on the issue of recounting.

He was rushed to the medical college at Faridkot by the family while the cops allegedly fled the spot.

Lakhwinder Singh, Pavitar's father, claimed, "The political leader whom our group had been supporting has left us in the lurch. The police are shielding the accused."

He said, "Pavittar had just passed his class 12 and had taken admission in BA first year in Faridkot recently. Pavitar was killed before my eyes in the presence of many. The accused are on the run."

Lakhwinder alleged that the police had been trying to shield the accused cop and another person who had been elected the sarpanch.

Only DDR registered

Lakhwinder alleged that the police registered an FIR in the incident that took place later, but had registered only a daily dairy report (DDR) in the murder case of his son.

"The police have registered an FIR in the incident in which a policeman, a homeguard jawan and the presiding officer were injured, but have registered only a DDR about the murder of my son," alleged Lakhwinder.

"The police have registered the DDR to shield the accused. Instead of arresting the accused, the police have formed a special investigation team to dilute the case," alleged Gurmail Singh and Jagseer Singh, cousins of the deceased.

"We are not getting justice as the police have been trying to dilute the case against the accused inspector and the winning candidate, Parminder Singh, who is also an accused," alleged Gurmail.

"If we do not get justice, we would stage a protest by blocking roads in the city," the cousins said.

SSP Gurmeet Singh Randhawa said, "The accused cop is yet to be suspended and no arrests have been made. The SIT is probing the case and justice will prevail. It being a single incident, there was only one FIR as per rule. Nobody will be spared."