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Police clueless on main accused

punjab Updated: Oct 18, 2012 11:34 IST
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Shruti abduction

Even after three weeks of Shruti abducrion, police have failed to trace the 15-year-old girl and arrest the main accused.

The police arrested three accused on Monday. Those arrested include Jaswinder Singh Ghali, a dreaded criminal, who the police claim to have arrested from Pihani town of Uttar Pradesh.

But the police have failed to nab main accused Nishan Singh, his mother Navjot Kaur and family friend Dimpy Samra.

Meanwhile, Shruti's parents along with members of the joint action committee visited Chandigarh on Wednesday to give a memorandum to governor Shivraj Patil.

Back in Faridkot, five members from Dihati Majdoor Sabha sat on hunger strike on Wednesday, which entered its third day. "We will continue our protest till the girl is traced and the accused are arrested. We have been seeking people's support to get justice for Shruti," said Swarn Singh, a joint action committee member.

"Till the time the case is solved, we won't allow any political rally in the district. In case we come to know of any such rally, we would reach the venue and protest there," said joint action committee members Ashok Kaushal and Dalip Singh.

"We will also make announcements in the town from Thursday that there would be no Dussehra
celebrations in Faridkot in case the girl was not traced by that time. We will burn the effigies of anti-social elements instead," they said.

The joint action committee also intends to take the protest outside the district. "We have completed contacting people at Jaitu and after October 24, we intend to hold rallies, flag marches and protests in Bathinda. We have plans of reaching out to people of 10 villages there," the committee members said.

The joint action committee members also criticised the SAD-BJP alliance. "The ruling alliance has not supported us openly and is maintaining silence on the issue," they said.

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