After a high-voltage drama, the Moga police on Saturday arrested constable Harjit Singh of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), a resident of Gopalpura village in Amritsar, for allegedly mistreating a girl in the presence of her parents and other passengers in a bus near Lohara village in Moga on Thursday evening.
After two policemen were caught on camera for beating up a woman outside a marriage palace in Tarn Taran recently, another cop had brought shame to police by allegedly molesting a girl in a bus. According to eyewitnesses, though people had informed the police regarding the incident at that time, they did not reach the spot.
The victim is working as a clerk in a private travel and immigration office at Moga. The eyewitnesses had told the police on Thursday evening that taking advantage of commotion that prevailed after a mob gathered at the spot, Harjit Singh managed to escape.
People were waiting for justice but when the police did not pay attention, prominent people of the area raised their voice against the system. Sources said the police swung into action immediately and went to the house of the victim along with Darshan Singh, her close relative. The police took a complaint from the girl and registered a criminal case against the policeman.
Deputy superintendent of police Sukhdev Singh said the police were not aware of this shameful incident before receiving the complaint at Kot-Ise-Khan police station on Saturday.
“Nobody informed the police, but we traced the victim and recorded her statement. After that we nabbed Harjit Singh immediately. The complainant has provided us entire information regarding the incident and gave the address of the constable who allegedly molested her at a public place,” he added.
Gurpreet Singh Toor, senior superintendent of police, said the police have registered a case against constable Harjit Singh under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code at Kot-Ise-Khan police station. Further investigation is on, he added.