NRI blames cops for not restraining accused in property dispute case
A UK-based non-resident Indian (NRI) has blamed the police for not being able to restrain the accused from threatening him after he got bail in a property dispute case.punjab Updated: Oct 30, 2012 23:14 IST
A UK-based non-resident Indian (NRI) has blamed the police for not being able to restrain the accused from threatening him after he got bail in a property dispute case.
Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal, an NRI whose property is in Nahal village near Shahkot, said Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of the same village, and his cousin had forcibly occupied it.
"Sukhwinder and five others were made accused in an FIR registered with the Lohian police station on March 4, 2012," Dhaliwal said. "Thereafter, he was arrested and later released on bail by the sessions court on July 23."
"Even when Sukhwinder was in jail, the police failed to remove his family from my property," Dhaliwal said. "Sukhwinder started threatening me and the village sarpanch when he told Sukhwinder to vacate the land."
Sarpanch Ajit Singh had submitted an affidavit in this regard on July 13, 2012 and was included by the Lohian police in another FIR that was lodged on October 12 by the Jalandhar rural police.
"Despite my repeated reminders, the district police failed to get my property vacated from the possession of the family of the accused," Dhaliwal said. "They should file an application in court to cancel Sukhwinder's bail, who has been threatening me and my associates and thus violating bail norms. My life is under threat, but the police seem unmoved."
"They are not heeding my request and delaying the case," he said. "I am moving from pillar to post to get my property vacated without success."
Jalandhar rural superintendent of police Gurmeet Singh said: "The matter is sub judice. The police cooperated with Dhaliwal at every step and registered FIRs whenever he approached us. As for vacating his land, the police have no jurisdiction over that. He should approach the court, get possession warrants and the police will implement them."