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Maur twin blasts case: Victim’s kin, residents protest at police station

With the police failing to crack the Maur twin bomb blasts case after over one-and-ahalf months of the blasts that claimed six lives, residents and family members of the victims staged a protest on Thursday in front of the Maur police station demanding action in the case.

punjab Updated: Mar 24, 2017 14:07 IST
HT Correspondent
Maur residents protesting in front of the police station demanding action in twin bomb blasts case on Thursday.
Maur residents protesting in front of the police station demanding action in twin bomb blasts case on Thursday.(HT Photo)

 With the police failing to crack the Maur twin bomb blasts case after over one-and-a-half months of the blasts that claimed six lives, residents and family members of the victims staged a protest on Thursday in front of the Maur police station demanding action in the case.

The residents started the protest at about 12:30 pm and the protest was still on till filing of the report. The Maur Bomb Blast Sangharsh Committee members said that the police have completely failed in tracing the accused behind the blasts while their other demands have also not been fulfilled.

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As SP (investigation) Bkiramjit Singh met the protesters, they demanded that the SSP himself should come to talk to them as they expressed dissatisfaction after the meeting. General secretary of the committee Naveen Singla said that police haven’t been able to crack the case while their other demands have also not been met.

He said that SSP Swapan Sharma had met the committee members and assured them of getting fulfilled some demands such as providing an ambulance and deputing doctors in the Maur civil hospital, action against some private hospitals that didn’t treat the injured in blasts properly.

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“The committee members were not satisfied after talking to the SP so we decided to carry on the protest till the SSP himself comes to listen to their grievances,” he said.

Sharma said that all the demands of the residents are related to the civil administration and in the last meeting with the committee, I had received their demands and sent the same to the authorities concerned. He said that police are working on tracing the accused behind the blasts. Besides demanding action in the case, residents have demanded compensation of Rs 1crore each and job to one family member of the six persons killed in the blasts, Rs 10 lakh each to 13 injured persons, better health facilities in the Maur civil hospital and action against some government and private doctors for not treating properly injured persons, building a memorial in the memory of victim persons and to include victim families in terrorism-affected families. The administration has provided compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to families of the persons killed in the blasts and Rs 50, 000 each to 13 injured people.

Sub-divisional magistrate, Maur, Latif Ahmad, said that a memorandum from the residents has been received and the same will be communicated to higher officials as the decision about many demands is to be taken at the government level.

Six people, including four children, were killed while 13 others were injured in the twin bomb blasts in Maur on January 31 evening shortly after a rally of Congress candidate from Maur assembly segment Harminder Singh Jassi in the recently held assembly elections. The police have questioned several persons in connection of these blasts but there has been no headway in probe yet.