Lambasting Ludhiana police for letting off Dugri station house officer (SHO) Davinder Chaudhary in the inquiry report submitted in the case of Inderpal Singh Ahuja’s death, who committed suicide alleging police harassment, victim’s mother Kuldeep Kaur has rubbished the report calling it a mere eyewash.
She said, “It was clear that the senior officers were shielding their men, but I will move the Punjab and Haryana high court to get justice for my son.”
In the delayed inquiry report submitted on Monday by additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-2) Sandeep Garg, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Buta Singh and head constable Swaran Singh have been found guilty, but the SHO has been exempted with the police claiming that ‘no direct involvement’ of the SHO has been found.
“An SHO is the functioning head of a police station. He is responsible for all the matters within his jurisdiction. But, senior police officials have been shielding him in the inquiry,” Kuldeep alleged.
Ahuja’s mother said that all cops, including SHO Davinder Chaudhary, were equally involved in the death of her son.
“My son has died such a tragic death. He was the support system of my family of five, including three daughters. The report has shattered my hope,” Kuldeep Kaur added.
She said, “Since beginning, the cops were trying to hush-up the matter. The Government Railway Police (GRP) took three days to register a case of abetment to suicide against cops, who were responsible for his death.”
“Railway police constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for investigation, but they contacted me only once to ask questions, and at that time I was not in a position to talk. They never came after that,” she alleged.
Moreover, the report was out last week, but commissioner of police eventually took three days to reveal the contents of the investigation report.