The Jaitu SHO was transferred on Friday after locals protested against the police for allegedly beating up three youths after they were found indulging in triple riding on a two-wheeler on Thursday night.
The three Jaitu youths Narinder Bansal, Ajay Singla and Yogesh Kumar were reportedly coming from a local theatre located on Bajakhana Chowk when they were stopped by a police party, including SHO Gursher Singh Brar.
They were allegedly beaten up as they were indulging in triple riding. They sounded their families, who along with locals reached the police station to demand action against the police officials.
According to the locals, the police said they had only slapped the youths while the youths alleged that they were beaten up badly. The youths were also admitted to the local community health centre at Jaitu on Thursday night.
The locals again assembled on Friday morning. "The locals got the grain market closed and sat on protest at Bajakhana Chowk demanding action against the SHO and also blocked traffic for two hours. Workers of various political parties also joined the protest," said a source.
Kotkapura DSP Baljeet Singh visited the spot, but the locals lifted the protest only after assurance by the SDM that appropriate action would be taken against the policemen, said a local.
When contacted, SSP Gurmeet Singh Randhawa said, "The SHO has been transferred to police lines, Faridkot, and the matter is being investigated by Kotkapura DSP Baljeet Singh. Action will be taken as per the report of the inquiry. Whoever is found guilty will not be spared."